The School of Art offers professional and liberal arts education courses in the visual arts. Courses in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program strive to provide an intensive professional education for students interested in art careers. For students interested in a liberal arts education with an emphasis in the visual arts, the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees meet their needs. A teaching endorsement is available to students seeking licensure to teach in schools K-12.
The School of Art serves the people of Montana and beyond by supporting students to gain knowledge, skills, and understanding of the visual arts as an enrichment to daily life. To achieve this purpose, the School of Art is dedicated to the following goals:
- To provide high-quality preparation for students interested in pursuing a professional career in the visual arts, art education, art history, and art criticism.
- To maintain a community of practicing artists and scholars as faculty to provide significant mentoring and rigorous intellectual challenges for students.
- To contribute to a cultural and artistic climate of creativity and intellectual curiosity for the campus, the local community and the state.
- To serve the local community, the state, the region and the nation as a source of expertise in scholarly, creative, and technical areas of the visual arts.
The School of Art provides comprehensive education in studio art, including intensive hands-on studio practice, art history, criticism, and theory. Programs provide thorough professional training for students interested in careers in the field of art. Welcome to the School of Art.
Undergraduate Program - Foundations
The foundations program is designed to prepare students for further study in the arts by introducing skills and strategies important for creative visual expression. Students develop an understanding of how formal language, material sensibilities and a wide range of art practices can articulate content and express ideas. The program also establishes craft and work expectations while encouraging creative risk, experimentation and cross-media solutions. This coordinated introductory curriculum of five classes spans all areas of the studio and art history experience and introduces students to a full range of disciplines for possible future study. Classes are designed to be taken at the beginning of a student’s course of study, and are a prerequisite for most other art courses.
- Visual Language: Drawing
- Visual Language: 2D Design
- Visual Language: 3D Design
- Art of World Civilization: Ancient to Medieval Art
- Art of World Civilization: Early Modern to Contemporary Art
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Last updated January 20, 2018