Department of Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History offers programs leading to the Master of Arts (studio), the Master of Arts (art history), and the Master of Fine Arts (studio). The major studio areas in the department are ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. (The content of individual courses may be diverse and vary from traditional designations.) Concentrations within art history are offered in Renaissance, Baroque, 19th-century, 20th-century/Contemporary, and South/Southeast Asian and East Asian art.

Credits earned at accredited institutions may be transferred. Such transfers will be determined after completion at the University of at least 12 semester hours, or one term in residence, and upon review by the student's faculty committee. Graduate courses in both art history and art studio are normally taught only in the fall and spring semesters.

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  • Guynes, Jason
  • Curzon, Lucy (Graduate Program Director -- Art History)
  • Guynes, Jason
  • Schulte, Peter
  • Wedderspoon, Craig
Associate professors
  • Dooley, William
  • Feltman, Jennifer
  • Jones, Tanja (Undergraduate Program Director)
  • Marshall, Sarah
  • Speed, Bryce
  • Stephens, Rachel
Assistant professors
  • Cumberland, Jonathan
  • Grant, Allison (Graduate Program Director -- Studio Art)
  • Grimes, Jamey
  • Kim, Mina
  • MacDonald, Wade
  • Morgan, Celestia
  • Sung, Doris
  • Yes, Melissa
  • Davis, James
  • DelMedico, Nadia
  • Fuller, Joel
  • Gentry, Kelly
  • Hoitsma-Young, Daisie
  • Howton, Meg
  • Junkin, Ashleigh
  • Klosterman, John
  • McKibben, Micah
  • Moore, Megan
  • Palmer, Cassandra
  • Teague, Becky
  • Wegrzynowski, Charlotte
  • Wegrzynowski, Tom


Art History Courses

Literature Of Art

Principles and methodology of the discipline as described in the writing of its founders and chief makers; bibliographical research method and mastery. Required of all art history MA students.

Advanced Research Seminar

This advanced seminar focuses on the development and application of discipline-specific research skills. Students will broaden their knowledge of art historical methodologies and themes generally, as well as construct a research program specific to their area of study (Medieval, Early Modern, Modern/Contemporary, etc.). Each class session will address a different theme or topic that students will discuss in relation/apply to individual topics or questions. Generally, these sessions will focus on historiographic issues, ideas, and trends, as well as professional expectations with regard to scholarship and academic practice. As part of this course, students are expected to work closely not only with the instructor and their peers in the class, but also with their major (faculty) advisor. This seminar is intended to be taken after students complete ARH 550 (Literature of Art) since it demands the further study and application of the methods and theoretical approaches learned in that course.

Prerequisite(s): ARH 550

Studio Art Courses

Advanced Drawing Seminar

The focus of this course will be the study and production of drawings as an activity that documents our memories, examines and explains the world around us, transforms our perceptions of time and space, and helps us invent new ways of seeing and thinking.


The ceramics program has a fully equipped facility with a complete inventory of clay and glaze materials. Facilities include equipment for clay mixing and preparation; workstations for forming and throwing; gas, wood fire, raku, and electric kilns; and materials for experimental kiln construction. Personal instruction is given in all forming techniques, glaze calculations, and firings. Students are encouraged to experiment with the medium and explore new processes. Emphasis is placed on the student's development of concepts and forms.

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