The Department of Art and Design provides a broad range of programs and professional opportunities for students preparing to work as practicing artists, craftspersons and designers, for careers in art education, and for graduate study in art, art education, and art history.
Students pursuing a degree in art may select a program of study leading to either the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Arts, or the Bachelor of Science degree. Teacher certification in art is available to undergraduate students within each degree option. Degree candidates are certified to teach art in kindergarten through grade 12. A minor in art and a minor in art history are also offered. Elective courses in art appreciation, art history and studio art are open to non-art majors.
The curricular structure of each degree program is organized to encourage students to study and explore a variety of media and techniques upon which later specialization may be based. Areas of specialization include ceramics, drawing, furniture design, graphic design, metalsmithing, photography, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. At the intermediate and advanced levels, students are encouraged by faculty to express their own personal direction and ideas and to establish professional standards by the exhibition of their work. The culmination of the student's undergraduate study is the senior exhibition requirement.
Department of Art and Design
604 Fine Arts Building
Murray State University
Murray KY 42071