Since the beginning of time, the desire to create a visual vocabulary has been as innate in every society as the desire to acquire a system of spoken symbols.
Through visual arts courses students learn to use art media, techniques and processes to communicate context, ideas and themes. They are encouraged to develop an understanding of the relationship among art forms, and between their work and the work of others. They are able to relate understandings about the historical and cultural context of art to situations in contemporary life. They are expected to develop a broad and in-depth understanding of the meaning and impact of visual arts and the visual world in which they live.
Studying art provides a basis for further growth that extends to all disciplines in school and to life in general.
Bachelor of Arts- Four Year Plan (PDF)
The LMU art faculty has comprehensive backgrounds in both the two-dimensional and three-dimensional areas. Angel Luna's areas of expertise include ceramics, three-dimensional sculpture, drawing, and art appreciation, while Elissa Graff is experienced in design, painting, printmaking, jewelry and enameling, as well as being a licensed K-12 art educator.
The capstone course for the art major is ART 497, in which the student completes a research project and develops a senior exhibition.
The major program in art provides students with a foundation in design, drawing,and painting with experiences in a choice of other media. Students in the program also study art history to understand the visual arts in context with relation to history and cultures. Graduating seniors are responsible for producing and documenting an exhibition of their work for the learning experience and as a service to the community.
|ART 105||Design I: 2-d||3 credit hours|
|ART 110||Drawing I||3|
|ART 205||Drawing II: 3-d||3|
|ART 210||Drawing II||3|
|ART 220||Painting I||3|
|ART 310||Drawing III||3|
|ART 320||Painting II||3|
|ART 381||Survey of Art History I||3|
|ART 382||Survey of Art History II||3|
|ART 497||Senior Seminar and Exhibit||2|
|29 hours for the core|
|Select three courses from the following (at least one must be 400-level):|
|ART 230||Photography I|
|ART 240||Ceramics I|
|ART 343||Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics II/III|
|ART 360||Jewelry Design and Metals I|
|Special Topic in Art
|Painting III, IV
Art and the Child
|ART 472||Art and the Adolescent
|ART 495||Special Topics in Art||
Total 38 hours
Art department alumni can be found
- Pursuing advanced degrees in art, architecture and art administration
- Teaching in public schools
- Running local businesses
- Working as professional artists
Departmental Clubs & Organizations
The Art Club is a student-run organization.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
The Lillian Ralston Scholarship, nominated by the department and determined by the Awards Committee, is given to a rising sophomore, junior or senior.