Do you consider yourself to be creative?
Do you look at a work of art and wonder what the artist was thinking?
Do you design, sketch, paint, or sculpt in your free time?
If you answered yes, then Art or Art Education might be the major for you!
You’ll get to explore your creative potential through courses in:
• Graphic Design
Our art history curriculum will immerse you in analyzing and interpreting the visual arts in relation to society, culture, and history. We’ll encourage you to make art that is honest, seeks out beauty and significance, celebrates individual uniqueness, and participates in community. Many studio art majors prepare for graduate work in a specific art genre or for a career in areas such as art administration or education, design layout, and photography and illustration.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Students may earn a BFA degree with a major in art. A broad range of courses are offered to prepare students for commercial production in design, layout, illustration and photography. You also receive extensive preparation for a career in teaching or furthering your study of art in graduate school. Students must complete 45 credit hours.
Certification in Art Education
To major in art education, students must complete coursework leading to an Initial Special Certificate in Visual Arts, which allows them to teach art in grades K-12. Students must complete a total of 48 credit hours, at least 30 of which must be upper level, and take EDU 402 Methods of Art Education.
A minor in Fine Arts is also offered.
Some art students want to pursue careers as curators, archivists or appraisers at the many museums and galleries across the country. Others, knowing they have an eye for art and design, but lacking the interest in pursuing a career as an artist, use art history to hone their intellectual abilities in art for jobs in media, advertising, publishing, retail buyers, fashion or design. And even more pursue careers as professional photographers, computer graphic designers, and art teachers.
The club is focused on promoting artistic culture and exposing members to art through multi-faceted club activities, not only by viewing art, but creating their own art and expressing their own individual styles. Students have the opportunity to visit galleries, plan trips, participate in sketch days and show previous works to their peers.
Art majors are provided with the opportunity to publish copies of their creative work in the campus literary magazine, The Montage.
Meet the Faculty
Professor of Arts
Assistant Professor of Art