Art and Art History
The Department of Art and Art History provides an intellectual and creative environment where students reach their potential as emerging artists and art historians. Our program cultivates in each student a considered and articulated understanding of the visual arts within the context of history and contemporary culture. We provide a broad foundation of experiences that embrace traditional practices, as well as current approaches to the study of art. Students graduate socially engaged, aesthetically conversant and devoted to a life in the visual arts.
"The professional undergraduate degree in a visual art specialization is structured to provide in-depth, formal education that will prepare students for entry into professional practice or advanced professionally oriented study upon graduation.” — National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Art Studio (B.A.) — majors undertake interdisciplinary course work and also concentrated study in one or more of the following areas: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Fabric Design, Printmaking, Photography, Graphic Design. Majors may pursue varied career paths including Graphic Design, Art Therapy, Graduate Study, and Education.
Art History (B.A.) — majors explore artistic production through time and across diverse cultures. Majors may select from varied Art History courses intended to enable an in-depth understanding of areas of scholarly interest. Majors may pursue careers as scholars, educators, curators, or as museum or gallery conservators.
Minor in Art Studio — is open to all students interested in art, the flexibility of either art major allows students to minor in the opposite and develop a balanced portfolio of skills. Art majors can also minor in a wide array of other academic programs, depending on individual inclination.
Minor in Art History — is open to all students interested in art, the flexibility of either art major allows students to minor in the opposite and develop a balanced portfolio of skills. Art majors can also minor in a wide array of other academic programs, depending on individual inclination.
Minor in Arts Management — provides undergraduate students a firm multidisciplinary ground in arts management by bridging the gap between the necessary disciplinary depth in art and curatorship with a skill set that facilitates entry into the arts management field. Students will acquire skills in marketing, development, and budgeting as well as exhibition design and research.