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 frame-work of a Christian liberal arts program. In the freshman year art students begin a four-course visual foundations sequence in drawing and design. Students continue to complete a four-course Art History sequence and pursue visual studies in one of several areas of concentration: Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Graphic Design. Students may also choose to major in Digital Media Studies. 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 art related service projects, field trips, and social events. The University Art Gallery presents ongoing series of art exhibits highlighting a wide variety of professional artists’ work. In addition, the gallery presents an annual exhibit of student work. Graduating senior exhibitions are also held in the gallery.

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 description for more detail. Some minors do not appear here.

Student Organizations

Recent News

Townsend’s sculptures, drawings displayed in Union art gallery

Union University’s art gallery is hosting an exhibit by Travis Townsend through April 10.  The exhibit, titled “Recent Sculpture and Drawings,” features sculptures Townsend created from a variety of supplies, including wood, cardboard, paint and string. Drawings Townsend sketched on the gallery... - READ MORE

MORE STORIES
  • 11/15/2013 - Art retreat builds community among students
  • 11/8/2013 - ‘Soulful’ artwork featured in campus gallery
  • 9/20/2013 - First glass art exhibit on display in gallery
  • 10/4/2012 - Students, professors prepare for January Italy trip
  • 9/6/2012 - DePriest, Westmoreland work on display in Union art gallery
  • 4/12/2012 - Art students assist Benson with Georgia sculpture installation
  • 4/28/2011 - ACT Conference speakers encourage Christian involvement in the arts

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Recent Photos

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3/11/14 - Ellen Cline, senior art major, coats wooden cones with red clay while working on a sculpture installation. - Amanda Rohde
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Ellen Cline, senior art major, coats wooden cones with red clay while working on a sculpture installation. - Amanda Rohde

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3/11/14 - Ellen Cline, senior art major, works on a sculpture piece that may be a part of her senior art show. - Amanda Rohde
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Ellen Cline, senior art major, works on a sculpture piece that may be a part of her senior art show. - Amanda Rohde

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3/11/14 - Ellen Cline, senior art major, uses natural materials such as red clay in many of her sculpture projects. - Amanda Rohde
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Ellen Cline, senior art major, uses natural materials such as red clay in many of her sculpture projects. - Amanda Rohde

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2/24/14 - Sierra Owens-Hughes, junior art major, explores the work in Travis Townsend's Recent Sculpture and Drawings exhibit in the Art Gallery. - MiKalla Cotton
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Sierra Owens-Hughes, junior art major, explores the work in Travis Townsend's Recent Sculpture and Drawings exhibit in the Art Gallery. - MiKalla Cotton

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Contact Information
Course Schedules
Undergraduate Catalogues (.pdf)
Undergraduate Areas of Study
  • Art (K-12**) -Ceramics
  • Art (K-12**) -Drawing
  • Art (K-12**) -Graphic Design
  • Art (K-12**) -Painting
  • Art (K-12**) -Photography
  • Art (K-12**) -Sculpture
  • Art-Digital Media Studies
  • Ceramics, Art**
  • Digital Media Studies, Art
  • Drawing, Art**
  • Graphic Design, Art**
  • Painting, Art**
  • Photography, Art**
  • Sculpture, Art**

  • * Teacher Licensure Available
  • ** Secondary School Licensure is built around the student's majoring in the teaching field, such as Mathematics, PE, English, etc.
  • *** Indicates area of study available as a minor concentration; all others are available as a major concentration