The B.A. degree in art is designed to provide a strong foundation in studio art and art history. The liberal arts student with a B.A. in art will be qualified upon graduation to seek a vocation in art education, the broad field of graphic design, or to seek admittance to a graduate program in art studio, art history or art therapy. Since our emphasis is on individual creative thinking and activity, the art graduate will be well prepared to deal successfully with a rapidly changing society in the future.
The art major and minor programs allow students to explore their individual ideas, feelings and approaches to life in studio courses such as drawing, printmaking, painting, ceramics, design, computer design sculpture and photography. The newly constructed Thea G. Korver Visual Arts Center has fourteen well-equipped studios in which art is made in a variety of media and processes including a fully equipped graphic design lab, and sculpture and ceramic studios. The intaglio printmaking program has some of the better equipped studios of any small college department in the Midwest. Several thousand art history slides, videos, etc. are part of the college’s audio-visual collection. The art gallery features monthly exhibitions of works by student and professional artists. The visiting artist program allows students to work with professional artists who often conduct workshops and seminars.