Visual Art

Major in Visual Art

Designed with the artist and art-lover in mind, the Art Major offers the opportunity for exploration in a variety of techniques and media choices.  Drawing, painting, illustration, design photography, clay and sculpture are some of the courses made for diverse media exploration.

Art majors and minors also experience courses in art history, gallery studies, and special topics opportunities that provide a foundation where history and contemporary issues merge.

Our goal is to help each student find their own expressive voice by exploring individual options and career goals unique to each.

Art majors enjoy hosting their own solo senior Art exhibit, providing them with an opportunity to produce, or curate and display work centered on their own special theme or interest.

Requirements for a Major in Art

A minimum of 36 hours with 12 hours at the 300-400 level, consisting of the following:

ANY OF THE FOLLOWING STUDIO ART COURSES to total 27 hours
ART106 Design Fundamentals 3
ART110 Drawing Fundamentals 3
ART111 Painting Fundamentals 3
ART206 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 3
ART210 Figure Drawing 3
ART211 Painting for Artists (may be repeated for credit) 3
ART212 Sculpture and Mixed Media (may be repeated for credit) 3
ART241 Darkroom Photography Fundamentals (may be repeated for credit) 3
ART245 Digital Photography Fundamentals 3
ART260 Ceramics Fundamentals 3
ART270 Environmentally-Based Art 3
ART280 Printmaking 3
ART290 Typography 3
ART306 Advanced Graphic Design 3
ART310 Illustrating for the Literary Market 3
ART315 Introduction to Art Therapy 3
ART345 Advanced Digital & Photoshop (may be repeated for credit) 3
ART360 Advanced Ceramics and Pottery (may be repeated for credit) 3
Any two of the following
ART219W Ancient Art 3
ART224W Medieval Art 3
ART229W Renaissance and Baroque Art 3
ART234W Modern Art 3
ART350 Selected Studio Topics (may be repeated for credit) 3
ART380W Seminar in Visual Culture (may be repeated for credit) 3
ART390 Museum and Gallery Studies 3
Required for Art Major’s senior show, but also open to other majors:
ART410 Exhibit & Portfolio Preparation 3
TOTAL: 36

Requirements for a Minor in Art

21 hours with 6 hours at the 300-400 level, consisting of the following:

ANY OF THE FOLLOWING STUDIO ART COURSES to total 15 hours
ART106 Design Fundamentals 3
ART110 Drawing Fundamentals 3
ART111 Painting Fundamentals 3
ART206 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 3
ART210 Figure Drawing 3
ART211 Painting for Artists (may be repeated for credit) 3
ART212 Sculpture and Mixed Media (may be repeated for credit) 3
ART241 Darkroom Photography Fundamentals (may be repeated for credit) 3
ART245 Digital Photography Fundamentals 3
ART260 Ceramics Fundamentals 3
ART270 Environmentally-Based Art 3
ART280 Printmaking 3
ART290 Typography 3
ART306 Advanced Graphic Design 3
ART310 Illustrating for the Literary Market 3
ART315 Introduction to Art Therapy 3
ART345 Advanced Digital & Photoshop (may be repeated for credit) 3
ART360 Advanced Ceramics and Pottery (may be repeated for credit) 3
Any two of the following
ART219W Ancient Art 3
ART224W Medieval Art 3
ART229W Renaissance and Baroque Art 3
ART234W Modern Art 3
ART350 Selected Studio Topics (may be repeated for credit) 3
ART380W Seminar in Visual Culture (may be repeated for credit) 3
ART390 Museum and Gallery Studies 3
TOTAL: 21

Requirements for a Major in Elementary Education with an Art Specialization

24 hours of coursework.

Please refer to the Education section of this catalog for a listing of required courses.

Arts Administration

See Arts Administration Emphasis within the Business Administration major.