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Art

Bachelor of Arts, Department of Art

Student painting

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

  • Artist
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Therapist
  • Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Gallery Manager
  • Arts Administrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Studio Assistant/Fabricator
  • Photographer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Art Director

Contact

Bryan Park, MFA
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Contact by Email
913.360.7685

Bishop Fink Hall

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  • John Haigh, M.Arch AIA
    Assistant Professor of Architecture
  • 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

Freshman Year

ENGL-1010English Composition3
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
GNST-1000BC Experience1
Foreign Language4
ART-1000Drawing I3
ART-1010Foundations of 2-D Design3
Total17
ART-1030Foundations of 3-D Design3
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
ART-2110Painting I3
Foreign Language4
Elective3
Total16

Sophomore Year

ART-2200Sculptures I3
ART-2300Graphic Design I3
Art History3
Mathematical Reasoning Foundation4
Person and Community Foundation3
Total16
-Natural World Foundation w/Lab4
-Faith or Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Art Studios6
Elective3
Total16

Junior Year

Faith or Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Art History3
Art Studio3
EXSCFitness Course1
Natural World Foundation (w/o lab)3
Elective1
Total14
Faith or Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
ART-3900Junior Seminar3
Art Studios6
Elective3
Wellness for Life1
Total16

Senior Year

Art History3
Art Studios6
Faith or Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
ART-4900Professional Practices2
Elective3
Total17
Art Studios3
Electives12
ART-4901Senior Exhibition Seminar1
Total16

Other Department Offerings

  • Bachelor of Arts with Art Therapy Specialization
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
  • Minor in Art
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