|The department strives to develop the potential of its students in an atmosphere that is both supportive and challenging. Faculty provide students with a strong foundation for their choice of an art concentration in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Enrollment in studio courses is limited, allowing students to receive individual attention and instruction from faculty. The essential combination of studio art, art history, and the core of academic courses form the structure that establishes fundamental principles and processes for future achievement in the visual arts.
The department offers the following degrees:
• BA (Bachelor of Arts)
• BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Majors in art may choose a concentration in one of the following studio disciplines: Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, and Printmaking. The department also offers minors in Studio Art and Art History. Students who minor in Art History do so with a number of objectives in mind. These objectives include preparation for graduate study in a field leading to research and teaching, or in the fields of museum, gallery, arts administration, and management. Graduates from our program pursue careers as fine artists, graphic designers, museum professionals, and art scholars.