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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art & Design, B.A.

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Professors: Jennifer Bracy, Jodie Garrison, Rebecca McCannell, Diane Tarter
Associate professors: Michael Freeman, Mary Harden, Daniel Tankersley, Garima Thakur
Assistant professor: Peter Hoffeker-Mejia


To foster creative thinking, technique, critical inquiry, and visual literacy for application to art and design. Students engage art and design practices in a studio atmosphere, bringing together form, materials, and meaning to create expressive work. The curriculum integrates a variety of media and technologies. It emphasizes aesthetic awareness, collaboration, problem solving, innovation, and visual communication. An amalgamation of studio practices, art history, and contemporary theory provide contextual basis for creativity. The program equips students with a framework for understanding their place and role as artists and designers in an ever-changing world. Campus galleries exhibit student and professional work, contributing to the cultural environment of the campus and region. Applied projects empower students to address issues that impact their local, global, and online communities.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Cultivate lifelong strategies for creative thinking, skill-building, and active practice of art and design.
  2. Engage in the world through critical inquiry and design process and analyze art and design in context. (ULO- Inquiry and Analysis)
  3. Integrate vision, language, form, and materials for communication and self-expression. (ULO- Integrative Learning)

Core Courses

200-Level Studio Credits: 16

Minimum of 16 credits of 200-level Art and Design courses. Plan with an adviser to take prerequisites required for upper division coursework.

Upper Division Studio Credits: 36

See adviser. Take 36 credits of 300- and/or 400-level Art and Design courses, may include 300- and/or 400-level Art History.

Total Credits: 84

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