Studio Art

It is the goal of the department that studio majors should be able to demonstrate a mastery of process, an understanding of the principles of design, a familiarity with art history, and a sensitivity to expression in visual language.

The studio areas are well equipped for an institution of our size. Course offerings include ceramics, foundations, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, digital imaging, and sculpture. In addition to instruction from the regular staff, a number of visiting artists are brought to the campus each year to lecture and work with students.

Studio classes average 15 students per class, providing opportunities for close relationships between faculty and students. The studio faculty is exceptionally well qualified. All are exhibiting artists, showing their works in national and international competitive exhibitions and museum exhibitions, as well as in regional and local shows.

Areas of Studio Art

Elective

  • Digital Imaging:  The Department of Art and Art History MAC lab hosts software and equipment that supports the art program. ART 287 is an elective in digital imaging offered every few years, where students gain practical knowledge of the tools necessary to generate and output creative digital images in print. The course content includes digital drawing and painting, photography, and typography.