The Art Department at ORU recognizes art is an expression of an individual's beliefs and endeavors to nurture each student's creativity, ability and call to be a Christian artist. Students receive a firm foundation blending creative experiences with a critical knowledge of art past and present. Students selecting the studio arts program study under a faculty composed of professional working artists with numerous works of art on exhibit nationwide. The studio art major offers training in four disciplines - painting, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking. Students may adapt the major to help prepare them for an alternative teaching certification.
The painting courses explore traditional to contemporary styles of painting. Students focus on the development of imaginative resources and process through different media as well as explore the aesthetics of both abstraction and observation.
The ceramics program offers students a study of a variety of hand-building techniques. The additional study concentrates on the study of form and the generation of ideas in clay, with an emphasis on the potter's wheel as a tool for the forming of pottery.
Students in the sculpture classes participate in an in-depth study of the design and technical methods of sculpture construction. Emphasizing methods, materials, concepts and artistic style, students develop skills and methods of sculptural formation.
Printmaking develops the student's conceptual and studio skills in media and the processes involved in relief, intaglio, serigraphy and creative printmaking. Printmakers use their skills to generate creative visual art in the printed form.
With a degree in Art, career options include:
- Art administrator
- Arts instructor
- Gallery manager
- Museum worker
- Web designer
What Do You Have To Look Forward To?
Roll up your sleeves and explore color, materials, surfaces, concepts, design, form, composition, methods and artistic style in the course of completing various art projects in a variety of media. Discover your own individual expression as a Christian artist.
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Last updated February 11, 2018