Multimedia sculpture class with Associate Professor of Art Jim Calvin. Art students work on metal, welding, casting, plaster sculpture project in the afternoon course in the art department studio in the Marx Building.

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 BFA is considered a professional degree intended to provide a solid foundation for a career in visual art. Students in the BFA program must complete 60-70 hours of studio art and 12 hours of Art History. Starting Fall 2015, all students wishing to pursue a BA or BFA 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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