College of Arts and Sciences
The Faculty of Arts and Letters
Fine and Performing Arts Center, Room 233
About the Program
The Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design has three concentrations: Design, Fine Art and Art History.
The Design concentration develops skills in the field of graphic design. Courses in fine art, composition, design theory, and current media techniques will provide students with a strong foundation in cultural literacy and for careers in visual communication. A required internship gives students real-world experiences and potential employment opportunities.
The Fine Art concentration is comprised of studio courses that hone the student's skills in their chosen media. A senior capstone project gives students the opportunity to create a consummate record of their achievement which can be used for exhibition opportunities or entrance to graduate school.
Required Art History courses strengthen both the studio and design components by developing the student’s artistic vocabulary. Highly qualified faculty and small class sizes provide individualized instruction that fosters enrichment and artistic growth.
The Art History concentration develops students' knowledge of major periods in art and architecture of the past, the 20th century and an acquaintance with the art history of non-Western cultures. A senior capstone project requires students to complete a written thesis and/or curatorial experience.
Choose Art at ESU
- Qualified, experienced faculty
- Small class size
- Close faculty interaction
- Opportunities for exhibiting work in the Madelon Powers Gallery
- Specialized art studios and computer lab
- Graphic and advertising design
- Art management
- Graduate school
- More information is available from the department.
Herbert Weigand (email@example.com)
Darlene Farris-Labar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Melissa Geiger (email@example.com)
David Mazure (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joni Oye-Benintende, chair (email@example.com)
Our facilities include five well-equipped specialized art studios, a state-of-the-art computer lab, and "smart classrooms" for lectures. The Madelon Powers Gallery features a series of exhibitions.
Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design