Department Overview

The Department of Art offers two degree programs, a BS Ed in art education for students who wish to pursue a career in teaching art and a BA in art, which provides students with options in studio areas, such as ceramics, design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, as well as art history. Study options also exist in new media arts, mural painting, and other new genres. Both conceptual and technical excellence is stressed within a curriculum that encourages diverse forms of creative expression. Study plans are developed on an individual basis consistent with the goals identified by the student and advisor. This allows students the pursuit of diverse interests that match the individual. Recent graduates have begun successful careers as art teachers, and practicing fine and commercial artists. Graduates from our BA program have been accepted in nationally known MFA programs, and our BS in art education alumni are prominent art education leaders throughout the state.

The department houses the Samuel S. T. Chen Fine Arts Center, a gallery exhibiting works by nationally and internationally recognized artists, and providing a venue for student and faculty exhibits. The gallery also provides opportunities to study curatorship, leading to career possibilities in museum studies. Options abound for internships with business and industry, community-based organizations, museums, galleries, and schools.

For additional information, visit the department’s website.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate Minors

Master's Degree Programs

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification