Art

 
Art Program

ART Degree

Explore your creative potential.

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Explore your creative potential through courses in:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

The Art History curriculum at McKendree immerses students in the analysis and interpretation of visual arts in relation to society, culture, and tradition. McKendree Art faculty encourage students to make art that is honest, defines or redefines beauty, celebrates individuality, and engages the community. Our studio art majors prepare for graduate studies, or for careers in areas such as Arts Administration or Education, Design, Photography and Illustration.

 

 

 

Why a B.F.A. Degree in Art?


With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, you’ll stretch your creative potential through courses in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. This engaging degree program will immerse you in the analysis of visual arts as it relates to society, culture, and tradition, and will prepare you for future graduate studies or careers in areas like art education, design, photography, and illustration.

 

 

 

Photo of Holman LibraryAbout the Art Major

 

Housed under the Division of Visual and Performing Arts, the B.F.A. in Art offers you a broad range of courses to prepare you for commercial production in design, layout, illustration, and photography. You will also receive extensive preparation for a career in teaching or furthering your study of art in graduate school.

If you’re interested in Art Education, our coursework will prepare you to earn an Initial Special Certificate in Visual Arts for teaching art in grades K-12.


Bachelor of Fine Arts

2016-2017 Program Catalog

2016-2017 4-Year Plan


Certificate in Art Education

2016-2017 Program Catalog

2016-2017 4-Year Plan


Minors in Fine Arts and Art History are also offered.

 

 

 

Photo of McKendree's Entryway MonumentWhy McKendree?


McKendree University provides you with interactive learning opportunities through our small class sizes, experienced faculty, and unique internship experiences that move you beyond the classroom. We are committed to your success in the degree programs we offer, the internships and extracurricular activities that will set you apart, and the college experience you’ll get here. Just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri, McKendree University is located in historic Lebanon, Illinois, and affords students a host of enriching cultural, career, and entertainment opportunities.

 

 

Program Highlights

 

  • McKendree University Gallery of Art - Have your artwork featured in a public exhibit in the university’s own prestigious art gallery

  • Experience unique opportunities to present your creative work at regional and national conferences

  • Art Club and other social events enable you to connect with others and enhance your resume

  • Dedicated faculty who inspire and encourage you to make art that is honest, defines or redefines beauty, celebrates individuality, and engages the community

 

 

 

Photo of McKendree Seal MarkerEmployment Opportunities


Art majors find employment in media, advertising and publishing, retail, fashion, and design. Many also pursue a career as a curator, archivist, or appraiser at a major museum or gallery. Some of the jobs that our graduates hold include professional photographer, computer graphic designer, and art teacher.

 

 

 

Club Information

 

  • Art Club - Join other students in visiting galleries, planning trips, holding fundraisers, participating in sketch days, and sharing your work with peers.

  • Montage Literary Magazine - Publish copies of your creative work in this student-run campus literary magazine.

 

 

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Meet the Faculty

 

Photo of Kevin Kao, M.F.A.Kevin Kao, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Art
Benson Wood
(618) 537-6987

krkao@mckendree.edu

 

Photo of Amy MacLennanAmy MacLennan, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Art
Director, University Gallery of Art
Benson Wood

(618) 537-6986
asmaclennan@mckendree.edu

 


 


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