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E. Crean, P. Kirk, C. Samples, D. Santini, K. Shunn (Chair), R. Tekippe
D. Collins, M. Dougan, J. Hannaford, B. Leach, C. McGuire, R. Reynolds, K. Rutherford, D. Short, A. Tuberville
E. Dixon, R. Hill, S. Smith
West Georgia's Department of Art focuses on the individual student and their growth as a professional. The department is committed to excellence in education, the pursuit of professional standards and the professional progress of its students. The departmental goal is to prepare young professionals to be outstanding individuals in their discipline upon graduation and to successfully enter the highly competitive world of Art, Art History and Design or Graduate Studies.
The Department of Art offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art with a concentration in the following programs: Ceramics, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture and Art Education. The Bachelors of Art (BA) is offered in Art History, Pre-Medical Illustration (which includes a minor in Biology), and Studio Arts. Students are encouraged to take part in the department's summer studies abroad program. Scholarships are available to partially defray the cost of the summer program.
The University is an accredited associate member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
The Department of Art's objectives are for students to develop sound skills and knowledge and become young professionals by demonstrating the following:
- A broad knowledge on the history of art and design.
- A thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of visual arts and design.
- Communication of ideas and thoughts about art and design through written and verbal communication.
- Communication of unique ideas and thoughts in the creation of one's own work in a variety of visual disciplines, including Art History, Art Education, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture
- The culmination of knowledge will be evaluated through the completion of a senior thesis, creative research exhibition, oral defense and the development of a final portfolio.