Assistant Professor Katelyn Pattillo
Part-time Assistant Professor Khara Koffel
Part-time Instructor Molly Koehn
The courses in the Department of Art and Design in Visual Studies foster a development of techniques and theories in the visual arts through a rigorous curriculum focused on problem- solving, creativity, and critical thinking. Students will gain the ability to communicate conceptual ideas both visually and verbally to a diverse audience in a contemporary context. This context is understood through research/investigation, analysis of lived experience, and in-class discussions/ presentations, which collectively result in an appreciation of art history and technology.
A major as well as a minor in Art and Design in Visual Studies are offered. As part of the Communication Arts Department, the Art major is inherently interdisciplinary and prepares students for research in related fields. In addition, students may pursue an Individualized Studies major, which can focus on Art but also encompass creative uses of media such as photography, film/video, sound, music, sculpture, performance, and theatre.
Majors & Programs
Art and Design in Visual Studies,Major
Art and Design in Visual Studies,Minor
Fine Arts Administration,Minor
An introductory course in basic 3D design through projects and exercises in line, plane, volume, space, and texture in three-dimensional form. Students are introduced to simple construction methods using a variety of materials and tools with an emphasis on craftsmanship, problem solving, and ideation in a three-dimensional construct. Additional fee may apply.
Digital media arts course covering topics and skills in 2D animation, motion graphics, video editing, composing, and visual effects. Project-based studio art course focusing on broadening the range of digital imaging through the integration of multi-media elements including animation, video, and sound. The primary software for the course will be Adobe After Effects with projects also covering Premiere, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Additional fee may apply.
Independent work in a specialized area of study intended to result in a senior exhibition, a thesis paper, or an internship.