Our Fine Art major is designed to prepare the student for entry into professional positions such as illustrator, teacher, art director, art critic, studio/commercial photographer or independent artist, and stresses lifelong growth as an artist. The major emphasizes mastering technical processes, understanding the role of cultural history as an influence upon artistic expression, developing verbal and visual communication skills, and the importance of creative and original thinking. Students expand their studio and academic experiences through exhibitions, internships in professional settings, completion of the Professional Development Seminar, and participation in activities such as artists' lectures and museum excursions.
Internships can be an invaluable part of your education. Fine Art students can gain work experience in their field of study, as well as develop and refine future career goals. Learn more.
Laura Gaenzle (Fine Art, '12)
Ry Fryar, assistant professor of art and division of art coordinator, teaches drawing and painting courses. Learn more.