Drawing and Painting are contemporary fields in art, steeped in technique and history. Artistic passion is directed to create dynamic visual works with a focus on drawing and painting. Students experience the freedom of material exploration and conceptual development in the visual realization of ideas by incorporating skills developed through both drawing and painting.
Portfolio Review: All art majors are required to submit their work for a review by all fulltime Department of Art and Design faculty after the completion of the following courses: ART 1211 - Drawing I: an Introduction to Techniques and Methods of Expression (3 Credit Hours), ART 1520 - Two-Dimensional Design (3 Credit Hours), ART 1530 - Three Dimensional Design (3 Credit Hours), and 12 additional hours of studio art courses (21 hours total.) Portfolio Reviews are scheduled at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Passing the Portfolio Review is a prerequisite for ART 4999 which is a graduation requirement. Portfolio Review occurs on the day after the last day of class of the fall and spring semesters. Transfer students must meet this requirement with the provision that a minimum of three hours be done while in residency at the university and that the transfer courses for the remaining 18 hrs. be equivalent to the required courses listed above. Each student should submit a minimum of 15 studio works. These are to include both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. See the Department of Art and Design for specific Portfolio requirements.