Program Chair: Aldrena Corder, M.F.A.
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The Studio Art program at Columbia College offers a focus on art, design, and art history within a broad liberal arts context. The program offers a B.A. in Studio Art major with the choice of studio emphases in drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, and/or printmaking. The program also offers a Minor in Art and a Minor in Art History.
Majors and minors have opportunities in studio and academic studies to work with, study and/or experience the visual arts from diverse cultural sources, historical periods, and media. In addition, the art program provides survey and activity courses for the non-major seeking learning experiences in the visual arts area.
The Art Leadership Semester
In support of Columbia College’s tradition of leadership development, the Art Program provides a variety of ways that a student can develop a Leadership Semester (typically in her junior or senior year). Both coursework and experiential opportunities are available for students to develop the confidence and competence necessary to their development as leaders in the arts.
The following options will aid students in applying the knowledge gained in the classroom to activities that will prepare them for many different sorts of leadership roles in the visual arts.
To enroll for the Art Leadership Semester, students should take ART 399LS in conjunction with enrollment for ART 361, ART 364, ART 366, ART 370E, ART 370G, ART 370M, ART 370P and/or ART 370S. Students will become familiar with the competencies required in professional academic and creative research and presentation. ART 399LS may be repeated for credit multiple times.
In addition to stated requirements, each Art major will be expected to participate in an annual Portfolio Review in which the student will meet with Art program faculty members to examine recent class projects and discuss her progress.