2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Art and Art History Department

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Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 222
(607) 753-4316


Arts and Sciences


Charles Heasley (Chair), Martine Barnaby, Jeremiah Donovan, Lori Ellis, Kathryn Kramer, Jennifer McNamara, Vaughn Randall, Barbara Wisch

Professional Staff

Lisa Joyce, Andrew Mount

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration section.

Programs Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Studio
Bachelor of Arts in New Media Design

Majors Offered

Art – with a concentration in either studio art or art history
Art Studio
New Media Design

Concentrations Offered

Studio Art – with specialization in painting, printmedia, fiber arts, ceramics and sculpture.

Art History

Minors Offered

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.

Special Features

  • Dowd Fine Arts Gallery and Art and Art History Department permanent art collection and study archive
  • Summer international study programs
  • Internships
  • Visiting artists and lecturers program
  • Scholarship fund
  • Visual resources collection
  • Cooperative work-study program


  1. Degree Requirements listed here apply to all of the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: 90 credit hours.

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