The Graphic Design/Art major offers two concentrations in Graphic Design and Painting. Both concentrations require a common art core which includes courses in Sculpture, Ceramics, Drawing, Design Applications, Painting, Color Photography and Global Art History. This core group of classes is meant to ensure breadth of study in Art, while advanced classes provide depth in either Graphic Design or Painting.
Our campus is an art student’s natural habitat
You’ll take classes in our Digital Media Center, which features large-screen iMacs, a photo lightbox, flatbed and film scanners, and comfortable spaces for faculty and student collaboration. You’ll also enjoy ready access to spacious painting and drawing studios, digital photo labs, a black and white darkroom, a sculpture woodshop, a ceramics studio, and a printmaking studio - all with great natural light. The O’Connor Art Gallery, steps away from our classrooms and studios in Lewis Hall, exhibits the work of contemporary artists of national renown who will introduce you to innovative movements, strategies and techniques. It is also the site of the art department’s annual juried student show and senior thesis exhibitions.
You can apply for grant funding to support your creative work. The university awards funding on a competitive basis that enables students to complete original research or creative work or travel to academic and professional conferences across the U.S. It’s all part of SI-the Scholarship and Ideas Expo -a distinctly Dominican initiative. SI also will give you a chance to present your work at a campus expo in April.
Students who wish to teach art to elementary or high school students can combine their major with the Secondarv and K- 12 Education program. Offered by the School of Education, the program includes a full semester of clinical practice, split between an elementary school and a middle or secondary school.
CoursesArt and Design: Painting and Drawing CoursesArt and Design: Sculpture and Ceramics CoursesArt and Design: Graphic Design CoursesArt and Design: Photography CoursesArt and Design: Digital Cinema Courses
Art and DesignArt History