Art Department

Majors & Minors

This represents a general overview of the major and minor. For more information, please consult the current college catalogue, or contact the department.

The Art Department offers one major and three minors:

The art curriculum is a foundation program for both studio art and art history. It provides training for students with professional promise in addition to students who desire art as an avocation. All of the faculty members are flourishing professional artists whose career insights enrich their teaching. The department maintains an active program of professional art exhibits and student exhibits throughout each academic year. Off-campus experiences include field trips to art museums and other artistic destinations in the region. The art curriculum involves balance between art history and art studio; in the latter, there is strength in both traditional hand media (drawing, sculpture, and painting) and in digital coursework (photography and graphics). 

The department has a process to follow when applying to the major. Students are expected to consult with the department chairman when considering declaring a major in art to learn about admission requirements. Once formal admission to the major is attained, the student should plan course schedules with the chairman or other art faculty. Majors should work with faculty to determine a studio track within the curriculum that best matches their talents. These tracks include: drawing/painting; drawing/sculpture; and digital domain (photography and graphics). Art history is not incidental but rather integral within the art curriculum. It both inspires and informs the student with study of artistic triumphs and disasters of the past.

Art Major & Minor

A field of concentration in Art consists of at least 36 semester hours and must include:

  • Art 101: Drawing I
  • Art 104: Design I
  • Art 120: Sculpture I
  • Art 353: Computer Graphics
  • Art 203: History of Art, Prehistoric through Medieval
  • Art 204: History of Art, Renaissance through Modern
  • One Art History elective: Art 308, 309, 310, 411 or 412
  • Art 500: Senior Exhibit and Portfolio

Art majors must achieve a total of 18 hours in art courses numbering 300 and above. Theatre 336 (Design for the Theatre) may be counted for credit toward the field of concentration in art.

A minor in art shall consist of a minimum of 21 hours of credit and shall include:

  • Art 101: Drawing I
  • Art 120: Sculpture
  • Two of Art History electives: Art 203, 204, 308, 309, 310, 411 or 412

Art History Minor

A minor in art history shall consist of a minimum of 21 hours of courses in art and shall include:

  • Art 101: Drawing I
  • One Art Elective: Art 120 or Art 206
  • Five Art History electives: Art 203, 204, 308, 309, 310, 411, or 412

Graphic Design Minor

A minor in graphic design shall consist of a minimum of 21 hours of credit and shall include:

  • Art 101: Drawing I
  • Art 104: Design I
  • Art 353: Computer Graphics
  • Art 354: Website Design
  • Art 355: Color Theory & Design
  • Art 361: Digital Photography
  • One three-credit Art elective (either studio or art history)