Graduate student Ginnifer O'Keefe work on her ceramic art. Her work was shown in the 2014 National Student Juried Exhibition in Milwaukee.

The Department of Art offers opportunities for creative development, provides instruction in visual literacy, and trains students in the necessary technical and conceptual skills needed to pursue a lifetime of creative activity.  Through a variety of studio art courses, students learn critical thinking skills, creative problem solving, and become life-long learners. The Department of Art offers courses in ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.  The BA degree is a liberal arts degree in which students complete 30 - 40 hours of studio art courses and 9 hours of courses in Art History. Starting Fall 2015, all students wishing to pursue a BA degree in art must pass the Art Department BA/BFA Portfolio Review.  Students that earn a degree in art pursue a variety of careers, including artists; art educators; commercial and studio designers; and graphic, web, print and packaging designers.

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