The art major with an area of
specialization in studio art offers students a variety of
concentrations, including painting, sculpture, and photography. The
program in electronic arts includes concentrations in either graphic
design or computer animation. In cooperation with the Teacher Preparation
Program, one also can complete the required coursework in the major to obtain
teacher certification in art.
Students also may design their own interdisciplinary majors to prepare
for careers in art therapy, medical illustration, advertising, and
other fields. Students majoring in studio art or electronic arts are
exposed to a variety of conceptual, technical, and formal issues and
work in a variety of media. Courses focus on developing students'
concepts and their ability to convey their ideas creatively and
addition, students in electronic arts are provided with the background
to work creatively and professionally in electronic media. Art students
are strongly encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for
internships and assistantships both within and outside the department.
rigorous training, degree candidates in studio art or electronic arts
are required to participate in a
senior thesis exhibition or other public presentation of their work
prior to graduation. Students planning on graduate study should
strongly consider taking part in the Departmental Honors Program in Art
during their senior year.