Art

The Art major is designed to provide students with foundational skills in traditional and experimental media, a broad understanding of the history of art, and advanced study in their studio practice or art historical research. The major provides an introduction to a variety of media, processes, and topics that may be catered to suit particular student interest and career goals. The flexibility of the art major affords students the opportunity to pursue other academic interests, including a departmental major in another academic area. Art majors will produce and present a capstone project that is studio- or research- based. Students with an emphasis in Studio Art will finish their program of study with a body of work that is documented through a portfolio of works and supporting documentation. Students with an emphasis in Art History will prepare and present a research paper that incorporates art historical or curatorial methodologies and utilizes primary research. Students majoring in Art find career opportunities in a wide variety of professional fields, including advertising and design studios; web design and development; teaching in public or private schools; management of cultural programs in city, state, or federal government agencies; museums, galleries and other cultural institutions; In addition, graduates start small businesses and begin independent professional practices. Our undergraduate major prepares students for graduate study in fine arts, curatorial, and art history programs.

Students in the studio art track will demonstrate:

  • skills in formal and contextual analysis;
  • a broad knowledge of art history;
  • the ability to relate one’s own ideas and intentions to the wider contemporary and historical context; and
  • technical skills showing knowledge of traditional and digital media, thereby enabling the student to execute work with competence and clarity.

Students in the art history track will demonstrate:

  • skills in formal and contextual analysis;
  • deepened knowledge of art history;
  • knowledge and application of the methods of art history; and
  • familiarity with foundational skills in 2-D, 3-D, and/or digital media.

For more information about the Art major leading to a teaching certification, please contact the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education.

Program Type

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Program Contact

Associate Professor Darrell Kincer

Program Options

Students majoring in Art must choose one track.

 

Required Course Selections

(32 hours required)

       SELECT REMAINING REQUIRED COURSE SELECTIONS FROM ONE TRACK:

Elective Courses

(4 hours required)

Select four additional hours in ART courses.

Required Course Selections

(18 hours required)

       SELECT REMAINING REQUIRED COURSE SELECTIONS FROM ONE TRACK: 

Elective Courses

(3 hours required)

Select three additional hours in ART courses.

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