Laura Kissel, Director
The School of Visual Art and Design offers programs leading to degrees in art education, art history, art studio, and media arts. The Bachelor of Arts degree is available with majors in art history, art studio, and media arts. A special Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is offered by the School of Visual Art and Design in art studio and art education. The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in art studio is available with options in one of the following: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The art education major is designed for those planning a career and seeking certification in teaching. The School of Visual Art and Design reserves the right to retain one example of artwork from each student in each course.
The School of Visual Art and Design participates in the University’s Honors College. Each year, one or more sections of art or art history courses are generally offered for honors students.
A limited number of scholarships are available to all School of Visual Art and Design majors, including incoming freshmen. Contact the department office or visit the School of Visual Art and Design for further information.
Students are obligated to complete all assigned work promptly, to attend class regularly, and to participate in whatever class discussion may occur. Absence from more than 10 percent of the scheduled class sessions, whether excused or unexcused, is excessive, and the instructor may choose to exact a grade penalty for such absences.
The instructor’s attendance policy should be ascertained by the student at the beginning of the semester. It is of particular importance that a student who anticipates absences in excess of 10 percent of the scheduled class sessions receive prior approval from the instructor before the last day to change schedule, as published in the Master Schedule of Classes.
It must be emphasized that the 10-percent rule stated previously applies to both excused and unexcused absences. Faculty members should notify classes specifically of the attendance policy which they intend to follow in each class.
Programs and Courses