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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art & Design, B.A.

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Professors: Jennifer Bracy, Jodie Garrison, Rebecca McCannell
Associate professors: Michael Freeman, Mary Harden, Daniel Tankersley
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

Choose either the Concentration or the following Courses:

Complete either the Visual Communication Design Concentration  or the following course requirements (not both):

200 Level Studio Courses

Many upper division studio courses require specific 200-level courses as prerequisites. Plan with an advisor.

Choose Four:

Upper Division Elective Credits: 36

  • Minimum 36 credits of any 300-level and/or 400-level Art & Design courses.
  • Most upper division Art & Design studio courses have prerequisites. See advisor.
  • Upper division Art History courses may be applied here.
  • Up to 4 credits of A 410 Critique & Seminar  and up to 2 credits of A 318 Gallery Internship  may be applied here.

Total Credits: 84

Satisfactory Grade Use

Program requirements may be fulfilled with a grade of S.

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