Art

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We are constantly surrounded by visual stimuli. And if you’re passionate about creating it and reflecting on its relevance and importance in today’s world, this is the perfect program for you. Art courses offer a chance to do both. If, as Abbe Dubes claims, "The first purpose of art is to touch us," a study of visual principles and the cultural and historical contexts for art production can deepen our responses and strengthen our ability to connect with others through original creations.

Through this unique form of communication, students gain experience in using their creativity to express themselves and solve problems. Students pursing a major in Art may focus their studies in one of the following three concentrations.

This program offers the opportunity for all students across any major to participate in art classes; thus encouraging creative expression and creative outlets for all students.

Students also have the opportunity to obtain an Art minor to supplement any major.

Program Outcomes

Students who majored in art have gone on to work in a variety of professions, including architecture, education, art therapy, graphic design and the fine arts. Others have gone on to pursue graduate degrees.

Specifically, students will:

  • Master technical skill to produce artwork in the chosen medium.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of an artist.
  • Demonstrate aesthetic awareness and critical judgment of artwork.

Formats and Locations

The B.A. Art degree and minor are offered in a traditional, on-campus format at our main Duluth campus.

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Merry Vaughan, Ph.D., Chair, Communication, Theatre and Art

The College of St. Scholastica
School of Arts & Letters
CSS Theatre, Room 2010
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

Phone: (218) 733-2278
Email: mvaughan@css.edu

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