Professors: Jodie Garrison, Kim Hoffman, Rebecca McCannell, Diane Tarter
Associate professors: Jennifer Bracy, Michael Freeman, Mary Harden, Daniel Tankersley
Assistant professor: Garima Thakur
Cultivate a unified atmosphere of learning in the undergraduate programs of visual art through aesthetic research activities and artmaking, personalized learning and public service. The program teaches theory, philosophy and aesthetic awareness. Student and professional gallery exhibits contribute to the cultural environment of the campus and region. The process of critical and creative thinking, skill building and visual literacy are emphasized throughout the program.
- Apply design elements and principles in the work for self-expression and communication.
- Develop and engage in written and verbal communication skills to articulate one’s own artistic intentions and to evaluate the art of other artists.
- Develop technical abilities and a disciplined work ethic within the studio media that incorporates exploration and risk-taking into the process of transforming thought to form.
Art program prerequisites and studio concentrations: All 200-level studio courses require A 130 and either A 115 or A 116 .
All 300-level studio courses require A 115 , A 130 and one or two 200-level studio courses; most also require A 116 and A 119 or A 120 .
Most upper division courses are organized into studio concentrations: ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Students majoring in Art typically choose a primary studio concentration and take its 300- and 400-level courses.
All 300- and 400-level courses within each studio concentration must be taken in numerical order.
Upper division courses in art & technology, digital images & photography, graphic design, interactive media, print design and video & animation are organized differently from the studio concentrations described above. Students taking these courses as part of the Art major or Art minor must meet with an academic adviser from the department.