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Art Education

Bachelor of Arts, Department of Art

Students doing art

Department Mission

Recognizing the power of artists and the visual experience to enhance the lives of individuals and communities, the Art Department seeks to develop students’ aesthetic, conceptual and technical abilities, in order to prepare them for a successful studio practice, graduate study, or a career in the arts and related fields. The Department also aims to provide the college and Atchison communities with opportunities to explore the creative aspect of the human spirit.

Degree Objectives

Coursework serves to develop students’ aesthetic, conceptual, and technical abilities while exploring the creative aspect of the human spirit.

Related Careers

  • Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as average for all occupations. Rising student enrollment should increase demand for high school teachers, but employment growth will vary by region.*
  • The median annual wage for high school teachers was $58,030 in May 2016.*

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, High School Teachers, on the Internet here.


Bryan Park, MFA
Associate Professor and Department Chair
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Bishop Fink Hall

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Art Faculty

  • John Haigh, M.Arch AIA
    Assistant Professor
  • Susan Leo, MFA
    Assistant Professor
  • Christopher Miller, Ph.D.
    Professor of Architecture
    Program Director
  • Bryan Park, MFA
    Associate Professor and Chair
  • Gary Rittermeyer, MFA
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Laura Tyler
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Jay Wallace, MFA
    Assistant Professor

Education Faculty

  • Christi Adams, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor and co-Chair
  • Laura Bradfield
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Kelly Cogan
    Assistant Professor
  • Dianna Henderson, Ph.D.
  • Erin McKelvy-Patterson
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Kevin Lunsford
    Assistant Professor
  • Matthew Ramsey, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor & co-Chair
  • Brad Weaver
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Piper Wentz, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor & Dir. of Special Ed.

Freshman Year

ENGL-1010English Composition3
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
GNST-1000BC Experience1
EDUC-2200Intro to Education2
EDUC-2201Intro to Education Research & Field Exp.1
ART-1000Drawing I3
Foreign Language4
ART-1010Foundations of 2-D Design3
ART-1030Foundations of 3-D Design3
Foreign Language4
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
ART-2110Painting I3
ART-2200Sculpture I3
EXSCFitness Course1
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1

Sophomore Year

Person and Community Foundation3
EDUC-2222Psychology of Individuals with Except.3
Art Studio (Printmaking)3
ART-2800Basic Photography3
Art History3
NASC-2300    World Regional Geography3
Natural World Foundation w/ lab4
Faith Foundation3
Art Studios (Ceramics)3
EDUC-2220Psycoed Development3
HIST-1100/01World Civilization3

Junior Year

Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Art History3
Art Studio (Graphic Design)3
ART-4457Methods of Teaching Art2
EDUC-3312School as Community3
EDUC-3313School as Community Div. Field Experience1
EDUC-3332Reading in the Content Area3
ART-3900Junior Seminar3
Art Studios6
EDUC-3357/58General Secondary Methods4

Senior Year

Twentieth Century Art History3
Art Studio3
MATH-1220Introductory Statistics4
ART-4900Professional Practices2
EDUC-4451Philosophy of Education3
EDUC-4455Differentiated Instruction3
EDUC-4462Classroom Management2
EDUC-4470Student Teaching Seminar1
EDUC-4492Supervised Student Teaching5
EDUC-4496Supervised Student Teaching5
EDUC-COMPSenior Comprehensivecr
ART-4901Senior Exhibition Seminar1
ARTPortfolio Reviewcr

Other Department Offerings:

  • Bachelor of Arts with Art Therapy Specialization
  • Major or Minor in Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture