Union University

Department of Art

Department of Art

The Department of Art provides an environment and curriculum devoted to developing skills, stimulating critical thinking, and expressing creativity within the framework of a Christian liberal arts program. In the freshman year art students begin a four-course visual foundations sequence in drawing and design. Students complete a four-course art history sequence and pursue visual studies in one of several areas of concentration. Students may also choose to major in Pre-professional Art Therapy or minor in Digital Media Studies and/or Visual Theory and Aesthetics. An art major who wishes to teach art grades K-12 may receive licensure. See Teacher Licensure III. READ MORE

Through department activities students may participate in a variety of related service projects, trips, and social events. The University Art Gallery presents an ongoing series of art exhibits highlighting a wide variety of professional artists’ work. In addition, the gallery presents an annual exhibit of student work and graduating senior exhibits.

Graduates of the department may continue studies at the graduate level or pursue work in a variety of areas such as digital imaging, graphics, illustration, independent studio art, museum gallery sales, photography, teaching, or web page design.

Students desiring consideration for transfer studio credit, advanced placement, department scholarships, and workships must submit a portfolio for review by the art faculty. Awards are based on this review and outstanding performance in art coursework.

Faculty

Programs of Study

Please see the Academic Catalogue descriptions for more details and a listing of minors.

Student Organizations

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4/28/15 - Andrew Clark, senior art major, shares his influences in pottery and sculpture during his presentation at the Twelfth Annual Scholarship Symposium. - Amanda Rohde
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Andrew Clark, senior art major, shares his influences in pottery and sculpture during his presentation at the Twelfth Annual Scholarship Symposium. - Amanda Rohde

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4/28/15 - Courtney Brown, senior art major, gives a presentation on Alexey Brodovitch at the Twelfth Annual Scholarship Symposium. - Amanda Rohde
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Courtney Brown, senior art major, gives a presentation on Alexey Brodovitch at the Twelfth Annual Scholarship Symposium. - Amanda Rohde

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4/28/15 - Thomas Griffith, junior art major, speaks on his painting and drawing portfolio at the Twelfth Annual Scholarship Symposium. - Amanda Rohde
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Thomas Griffith, junior art major, speaks on his painting and drawing portfolio at the Twelfth Annual Scholarship Symposium. - Amanda Rohde

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4/28/15 - Sarah Lawler, junior art major, discusses her exploration within the medium of paint at the Twelfth Annual Scholarship Symposium. - Amanda Rohde
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Sarah Lawler, junior art major, discusses her exploration within the medium of paint at the Twelfth Annual Scholarship Symposium. - Amanda Rohde

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Contact Information
Course Schedules
Undergraduate Catalogues (.pdf)
Undergraduate Areas of Study
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Pre-Professional Art Therapy
  • Sculpture
  • Studio (B.F.A.)
  • Visual Aesthetics

  • * Teacher Licensure Available
  • # This major is available also with Discipline-Specific Honors

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