The Division of Art educates students within our liberal arts university to become productive in the fields of art. We value artistic excellence in the forms of rigorous inquiry, outstanding production, & professional success. We believe that art made in this way moves freely among disciplines and finds its place in a national and international environment. We recruit the best students and faculty to create a community seeking knowledge, to nurture commitment to the study of art across a wide spectrum, and to provide a guiding force in society.
Meet the Faculty
The Division of Art ceramics facilities are available to Art majors, minors and other students enrolled in ceramics courses. They are located on the lower level of Owen Arts Center and include a fabrication studio (OAC B640), a glaze room (OAC B660) and a kiln room (OAC B615), plus shared use with sculpture classes of a kiln yard (B613), decal printing and 3D printing studio (B620), and plaster room (B670) for earthenware, stoneware and porcelain production.
Art in the World
|Students study the world of art by visiting museums, galleries, notable architecture and installations, attending public lectures and symposia, and more. All student work is written or made in relation to the experiences in these venues.|
|A seminar for art majors in their third year of studies. This course investigates topics in current critical theory in the arts as well as the historical context of their development. Readings are taken from philosophy, literary criticism, art theory and art criticism.|
Advanced Studio I
|A forum for art majors in the fourth year of studies that facilitates the students' ability to articulate their work as artists and to defend and present it in a peer–group setting. Serves as a culmination of the study of art through the production of a body of work for exhibition.|