Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 222
Arts and Sciences
Lori Ellis (Chair), Jeremiah Donovan, Charles Heasley, Kathryn Kramer, Jenn McNamara, Vaughn Randall, Barbara Wisch
For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration section.
Bachelor of Arts in Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Studio
Bachelor of Arts in New Media Design
Art – with a concentration in either studio art or art history
New Media Design
Studio Art – with specialization in painting, printmedia, fiber arts, ceramics and sculpture.
Art – with specialization in either studio art or art history
The art and art history curriculum develops skills of analysis and critical thinking through instruction in the making and history of visual art. Art and art history courses emphasize the importance of the art object in society as a means of both individual and cultural expression, which is reinforced by a variety of guest lectures, studio critiques, and museum and gallery visits. The year-round program of exhibitions, visiting artists, and symposia organized by the Ruth E. Dowd Fine Arts Gallery complements the department’s activities by providing further opportunities for students to apply their developing aesthetic awareness to a wide range of artwork, ideas and values.
- Dowd Fine Arts Gallery and Art and Art History Department permanent art collection and study archive
- Summer international study programs
- Visiting artists and lecturers program
- Scholarship fund
- Visual resources collection
- Cooperative work-study program
- Degree Requirements listed here apply to all of the majors offered by this department.
- Liberal Arts Requirements: 90 credit hours.