Art

Art

Midland University's art program offers a challenging and supportive environment to help students develop their artistic creativity and ability. As a student majoring in art, you'll explore a variety of media, techniques and styles — including the fundamentals of ceramics, drawing, painting, and sculpture — and your instructors will help you broaden your talent and hone your artistic skills. With hands-on art classes held in Midland’s Musbach Art Center, art students gain one-on-one attention from experienced faculty in state of the art studio classrooms. These include a ceramics studio with multiple kilns, a drawing studio, a painting studio, a printmaking area, sculpture studio, and a lab for both design and graphic design. 

Art Major 

As a student majoring in art, you will take entry-level courses in ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. You will also earn valuable perspective through art history courses and the unique Empty Bowls course—which explores the physical impact the arts can have on bettering one’s community. During your senior year, you will take a year-long capstone course that culminates in a senior thesis exhibition at Midland's own Musbach Art Gallery. It can also lead to graduate study in art history and art therapy.

Studio Art Major

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree requires the student to choose and area of intensive studio practice. This degree is traditionally pursued by those students who wish to become professional artists or post-secondary art teachers. The BFA is considered the appropriate preparation for those wishing to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts and is also considered the professional design degree for those wishing to seek employment at design or advertising studios. There are five concentrations to select from within the Studio Art Major—Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Arts, Painting, and Sculpture.

Graphic Art

Graphic art is a growing field that demands artistic talent, design ability and thorough understanding of design programs. As a Graphic Design student, you will study ceramics and drawing in addition to taking introductory courses in advertising design, graphic design and graphic illustration. Other courses you will take include beginning advertising, photography, and principles of marketing. Some popular elective courses for Graphic Design students include computer graphics, principles of management, public relations, and visual literacy. During your senior year, you will exhibit works you created during a senior thesis art show in the Musbach Art Gallery.

A full list of Midland University Art Major courses and credit information can be found here. 

Midland University’s art major equips students with the tools for a wide range of careers. A few popular art major careers include

Communication Design

Gallery/Museum Administration 

Graphic Design

Media Graphics and Illustration

Painting

Sculpting

Technical Illustration 

Staff: 
Associate Professor of Art
Email Address: 
shell [at] midlandu.edu
Department: 
Art
Office: 
Musbach
Phone Number: 
402-941-6301