Visual Arts Association of Drake (VAAD) is open to all students and is self-directed. Activities have included field trips, attending community lectures and exhibitions, group readings and discussion of various contemporary art topics and organizing campus art activities such as end-of-the-year picnics and art exhibitions in local businesses.
The Drake University AIGA Student Group helps young designers become involved in the local design community, create a community of their own, connect with an international professional organization, and help them build leadership skills. Monthly meetings provide an opportunity to create on-campus programming, events, activities and networking opportunities.
AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force.