Art (BFA)

Deepen an appreciation of various art media and concentrate on areas that suit personal interests, while preparing to become a professional artist or graphic designer.


Studio Art: Recommended for students interested in becoming a professional artist or preparing for graduate school.

Graphic Design: With an emphasis in Graphic Design, students dive into the meaning of visual communication, exploring a field that is essential in today’s information-rich world. Posters, websites, books, ads, street signs, magazines, package labels and apps all involve graphic design. Not only do graphic design students develop an eye for aesthetics, they also learn how to solve problems creatively, which is a recognized skill set that many leading companies are eager to employ.

Fast Facts:

- Professional artists create works of fine art that are found in museums, art galleries and corporate and private art collections.
- Graphic artists work collaboratively with advertising agencies, publishing houses and the printing industry.
- Each student is encouraged to enter work in the Student Honors Art Show. Art students also display their work in the Senior Art show as a part of their Capstone Experience course.
- Fine Art facilities include Alexander Campbell Auditorium, Mabee Art Gallery, Sculpture and Painting Studios, a computer lab with the latest Adobe Suite software, the Mabee Little Theatre, Merillat Recital Hall, Multi-Media Recording Studio and Photography Studio.

Other Fine Art Opportunities

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Joe Jorgensen, Professor of Art
Ph: (573) 288-6368

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