As an art major, I was able to take risks in a supportive environment and feel proud of the work I created.
Marie McMahon, BA Studio Art alumna, class of 2010
Positive experiences happen everyday. You can create and be a part of a beautiful community within the department that, I think, is quite rare amongst the rest of the university.
Art Education student
Making is an integral part of our students’ education. Thinking is, too. The two go hand-in-hand with making informing thoughts and thoughts informing making. Either way, our students develop the skills needed in their discipline to become successful.
There are unlimited possibilities when obtaining an art degree. Others always questioned my reasoning for studying art. I graduated with an art history degree in 2013. Now, I am the director of an art studio for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and am pursuing a Master in Public Administration.
Baylee Werline, Art History alumna
Art Education students review each other's Inquiry Posters at HOW Space. Through this collaborative project, they explore the role of documentation in inquiry-based teaching and learning. Inquiry Posters invite documentation of facilitation experiences in local schools in generative ways that make research and learning visible to broader audiences.
Getting hands on experience is the best thing about my major. It’s very rewarding to see a product you’ve created come to life.
Graphic Communications Management student
Preparing for the real world
By the time they graduate, our graduates are prepared for professional practice or graduate school. Commercial Photography students leave with a professional portfolio and promotional materials they’ll need to start a business. Art History students complete an in depth research project and present their work. Art Education, Art Management and Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology students all gain practical experience in internships or student teaching. Graphic Design and Studio Art students mount exhibitions and develop portfolios of their work.