Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Cultivate your passion for the arts and get the hands-on experience you need to help you achieve your artistic dreams — whether it’s developing your photography skills or sharing your talents in a related profession such as education.

About Our Program

Our Visual Arts program helps you find your artistic path, as you learn a variety of studio techniques with a curriculum that is devoted to the achievement of excellence in visual expression. You’ll complete a program that is specifically tailored to meet your needs in such areas as painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture and design. You’ll discover the historical roots and influences that contributed to contemporary art and come away with a larger understanding of the role and relevance of the visual arts in contemporary societies.

Our Professional Practices course includes studio management skills, portfolio development and multiple experiences with professional artists and the wide variety of opportunities available for careers as a visual artist. Through required senior internships, students acquire valuable hands-on experience that helps them transition to graduate school or careers as professional artists or related professions in business and education. In a culminating senior thesis course, our students prepare a professional portfolio including resume, artist statement and a written thesis documenting their final studio work.

What Could You Do?

Artist
Artist-in-Resident
Art Teacher
Photographer
Illustrator
Designer
Jeweler

Degree Offerings

Fine Arts Department

Bachelor of Arts, B.A.
Visual Arts
Visual Arts (K-12 teaching credential)

Associate of Arts, A.A.
Visual Arts

Non-Degree
Fine Art Minor
Visual Art Minor

Program Faculty

Faculty/Staff Headshot

Gregory Pierce

Chair, Department of Fine Arts