The School of Visual Arts teaches students the basic principles of art, instructs students in the use of materials, encourages the investigation of the creative processes, and provides a framework for understanding the field of art in the historic and contemporary context. This knowledge forms the basic visual and conceptual vocabulary that is used to explore one's personal expression.
Faculty members have diverse educational and professional backgrounds with academic degrees from major universities in the United States and abroad. Almost all full-time faculty members have a terminal degree in their area of expertise (MFA; PhD). The diverse backgrounds of the faculty members, and their diverse approaches to teaching and creative production, combined with high standards in professional practice, create an atmosphere of excitement and challenge in the department. The Roland Dille Center for the Arts provides a unique artistic forum – including a variety of studio spaces and an exhibition gallery – that encourages personal exploration, creative expression and a strong artistic community. Art majors are prepared to perform competently, whether they go on to professional practice, teaching, or post-graduate study.
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Professor of Photography in the School of Visual Arts Carlos Rene Pacheco will have his book titled Collective: Dealey Plaza housed in the Reading Room research library at the 6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Collective: Dealey Plaza is part of an extensive body of work that invites the viewer to witness […]
The Ceramic, Illustration, and Works on Paper Guild are having an art sale just in time for the holiday season!
Professor Kelli Sinner was selected as 1 of 12 artists nationwide invited to participate in the Objective Clay Holiday Exhibition. The exhibition is available to view online at objectiveclay.com and runs until December 31, 2016. Objective Clay Collective is a prestigious, nationally recognized, group of ceramic artists who work together to reach a broad community […]
Thursday, Nov. 17 | 4-6 p.m. | Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery The School of Visual Arts invites the public to the reception for the Fall 2016 BFA Student Exhibition on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155). Artwork created by […]
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium
Catherine Wack, Drawing and Art History Emphasis