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Art + Design

The Art + Design program begins the same for each art student – with foundational studio art classes in drawing, design, and art history that prepare students for the study of art or design at the University level.  As a sophomore, students participate in studio classes featuring a broad range of media including ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, and sculpture.  This important time of exploration gives students the insight to decide (or confirm) the direction for the remainder of his/her degree program.





Fathima Nazim-Starnes
Department Chair

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Department Awards

Awards are granted annually to outstanding university students from all disciplines during a ceremony each spring.

The following art award is presented by the university's Department of Visual Art:

  • Art Discipline Award
    Given annually by the visual arts faculty to the most outstanding major in art. The recipient must exhibit high academic achievement, a strong studio practice, and leadership within the Art Department.

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