Wilson's program encompasses art history. studio art, graphic design and visual arts courses. In art history courses, students learn to evaluate works aesthetically and to comprehend and recognize influences of contributing forces (physical, political, intellectual and spiritual) on artists and the viewing public. In graphic design and visual arts courses, the creative experience is emphasized along with concerns of artistic activity.
Majors Offered in Fine Arts & Dance
Majors are offered in graphic design (with concentrations in graphic arts or graphic media) or studio art (with concentrations in drawing/painting, photography or print-making). In addition, students may earn either academic or proficiency certificates in any of the concentrations.
Minors and Academic Resources
Minors are offered in visual arts, history and dance. All students should plan their program of study in consultation with the fine arts program chair. Courses include field trips to museums and galleries in nearby cities.Internships are encouraged for all students in the major (required for graphic design) or minor, especially those planning careers in museums, galleries, educational or cultural institutions, commercial art or arts administration.
The program benefits from several campus academic resources, including the Bogigian Art Gallery and the Barron Blewett Hunnicutt Classics Gallery. An artist-in-residence program helps to expose students to visual and performing artists.