Fine & Performing Arts
The Art Department offers a rich variety of 1000- and 2000-level courses in the Fine and Performing Arts. These courses provide the student with ample opportunities for the exploration of a variety of topics both in the traditional studio arts as well as in contemporary digital media and cultural studies.
The Art Department offers superb facilities for the study of Ceramics, Black &White Photography, Graphics, Digital Photography, Electronic Music, and Video Art. All art courses are taught by seasoned artists and musicians, effectively mentoring students into the histories and contemporary expressions of a particular medium.
Art courses foster the practice of critical thinking and self-expression through an integrated mind/body approach to learning. This approach has consistently proven to be successful in addressing the needs of students with learning differences.
The Art Department believes that learning differences must be acknowledged, as an integral part of the human condition and that Universal Design principles should guide all of our pedagogic efforts.
In Art courses, the student learns to:
- Interpret and evaluate Art from a variety of aesthetic, critical, and historical approaches
- Understand the role of Art in contemporary culture
- Work with the fundamental components, skills, and operations of the particular medium being studied
- Take a process-oriented approach to learning
You may count up to three one-credit Art courses toward your graduation requirements.
The Academic Art Award is given each year to a student who has excelled in a variety of art courses and has not only demonstrated talent but also discipline and commitment to a path of growth and development in the arts.
This student generally has been instrumental in creating an atmosphere of intellectual curiosity in the classroom and has proven to be generous and supportive of other students’ work.
Chair, Art Department
Fine Arts Building Weekend Hours
1 - 6 p.m.
1 - 11 p.m.