The studio art curriculum introduces students to the fundamentals through courses in drawing, design, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics and art history. Art majors select an area of specialization in one of the studio disciplines. The major culminates in a capstone course in which seniors learn to craft a portfolio and, under the personal guidance of a professor, make a final, original body of artwork.
Rooted in a strong liberal arts curriculum, Transylvania’s art program encourages the interplay of ideas from a variety of disciplines. Students explore personal and global issues in their studio work and analyze these ideas in art history and seminar classes. The program’s philosophy rests on the firm belief that the best art draws from both broad social issues and aesthetic concerns.
One of our goals is to engage students directly in the work of professional artists, whether as studio assistants, researchers or design team members. Process matters. Technique matters. That’s what we’re constantly teaching in the classroom.
associate professor of art