Art & Design Majors
Why art & design?
A personal relationship between faculty and students as well as camaraderie with
classmates creates a close-knit and supportive environment in the Art & Design
department. Students are given a solid foundation in traditional techniques and
in art history, but are then encouraged to explore their own creative expressions.
Professors who practice in their fields serve as role models for aspiring artists.
Visiting artists underscorae the goals of the program by offering alternative viewpoints
in the contemporary arts.
What concentrations in art are available?
In addition to traditional studies in painting and drawing, graphic design, ceramics
and sculpture, photography, and art history, we are excited to announce our newest
concentration: animation. Animation, the art of bringing things to life, involves
2-dimensional drawings, 3-dimensional stop motion models, computer generated characters,
and other animation principles. In addition, we offer a unique program which couples
museum studies with art history. The museum studies program draws on the resources
of the college museum as well as three local museums.
Art and Design Studio Major Concentrations
Painting and Drawing
Sculpture and Ceramics
Art History/ Museum Studies