4116 William S White Building
Fax: (810) 766-6834
Chair: Benjamin Gaydos
Administrative Support Staff:
Public Relations and Advising: Carly Byrne
Personnel/Course Scheduling: Denise Taft
Professors: Chris Waters; Associate Professors: Benjamin Gaydos, Mike Sevick, Cristen Velliky; Assistant Professor: Andy Deck; Lecturers III and IV, Janet Lorch, Rebecca Zeiss; Lecturers I and II: Amy Davis, Alla Dubrovich, Christian Gerstheimer, Autumn Heddy-Reed, Gerald Hess, Linda Johnson, Patricia Mcdonald, Matthew Osmon, Amanda Sikarskie, Holly Stevens, Donal Young
Art and Art History programs offer a wide range of exciting opportunities to assist students in reaching their career, intellectual and personal goals. The Art and Art History faculty members offer students a level of personal attention that enhances the learning process. A high degree of hands-on experience and opportunities for internships also exist within the department. The department has numerous studio spaces, including ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. In addition, the department has highly specialized facilities for graphics design, photography (darkroom), and audio/video production.
Both Art and Art History are based on a curriculum that emphasizes analytical processes, critical thinking, and theoretical and technical proficiency. Students are trained as innovators, creators, communicators, theorists, and historians of art and visual culture. Program focus is on academic excellence and integrity in scholarship.
The curriculum provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare them for career entry and also serve as artists in related fields, such as art education, exhibition management, curatorial work and criticism. In addition, we
- cultivate a supportive learning community for both students and faculty in which intellectual curiosity and creative exploration of ideas are nurtured.
- encourage student involvement in the university and greater community as artists and historians of art in related fields, engaged citizens, creative thinkers, and scholars.