Our Art Department is committed to shaping students’ critical awareness and building every creative aspect of an artist.
Art Department students closely study art and its significant impact on people. With access to exceptional art facilities and resources, art students apply their discoveries to their own work and practice mastering how to engage people through traditional and modern media. We inspire students to use their art to make a difference in the world, encouraging them to enter art exhibitions, participate in creative service-learning projects and explore new ways of engaging with the community. Through knowledge and practice, students are prepared to pursue a creative career and share their impactful art with the world.
View the Spring 2020 Senior Art Exhibitions
View the Spring 2020 Student Art Exhibitions
Studio art majors can explore their ideas and express their interests in creating beauty, meaning and power through their art. Students gain a better understanding of art history as well as how to manipulate art and media used by advertisers, designers and other organizations. Students can customize their path with one of three concentrations: general studio art, 2D design, or 3D design.
Students learn the basics of working with 3D form using materials that are easy to manipulate in the foundations courses, then expand their material knowledge by learning processes which include working in wood, metal, fabric, plastic, clay, and found materials. With access to the on-campus ceramic and sculpture area, students get to practice the theory they learn in class.Learn More
Through the K-12 art teacher-licensure program, which is designed to prepare teaching candidates for success in school environments, this bachelor’s degree emphasizes the importance of leadership, development, instructional methods, communication, and collaboration.Learn More
Students with a desire to know the “whys” and “hows” of great art-making will challenge themselves to express ideas and emotions. Through classroom projects and internships, students gain the intuitive and visual literacy skills to become independent artists, and can continue a higher education in the fine arts or pursue work in any creative profession.Learn More
The Cowan Humanities Building houses the Art Department and the Anne Rudd Galyon and Irene Cullis Galleries. Each media or discipline has its own instructional area and equipment:
You may be eligible for our new Stay Local Scholarship, which supports bright minds right in our home state of North Carolina. LEARN MORE
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