Department Chair: Robert Gibson
Professors: Tom Nawrocki
Associate Professors: Shawn Dickey, Robert Gibson, Beverly Joyce, Alex Stelioes-Wills
Assistant Professor: Ian Childers
Interim Assistant Professor: Jessica Peterson
Mississippi University for Women is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The B.F.A. in Art Education program is also approved by the Mississippi State Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), thereby enabling graduates to satisfy the certification requirements for the State of Mississippi in Art Education. Art Education graduates are licensed to teach grades K-12.
General Program Information
The Department of Art and Design offers the following baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Art (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (BFA), and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education (BFA). Students in the BFA program in Studio Art complete course requirements in one of the following emphases: Drawing and Painting; Graphic Design; Printmaking; Ceramics; Craft; or Photography. The BA degree is a liberal arts degree, focusing on art and design in a broad context. The BFA degree is a more intensive degree in art and design and is intended for professional practice.
The Department of Art and Design also offers an Art History Minor and a General Art Minor, open only to non-art majors.
All freshman, sophomore, and junior art students in any art major are required to enter artwork in the MUW Juried Student Exhibition. In their senior year, all art majors must participate in a final Senior Exhibition.
All art students (in the BA and BFA programs) must complete the art core. Note: Some courses taken for the major may also fulfill requirements for the University core curriculum. Students should always meet with a faculty advisor for information on course scheduling, rotation, and selection and for planning an effective and efficient program of study.
· ART 103 – Design I
· ART 104 – Design II
· ART 105 – Drawing I
· ART 106 – Drawing II
· ART 195 – Computers in Art
· ART 211 – Art History Survey I
· ART 212 – Art History Survey II
· ART 220 – Photography I
ART 313 – Twentieth-Century Art History
· ART 401– Art as a Profession
· Select one of the following printmaking courses: (3 semester hours)
· ART 380 – Printmaking/Serigraphy I
· ART 381 – Printmaking/Intaglio and Embossment I
· ART 382 – Printmaking/Relief Printing I
· ART 383 – Printmaking/Lithography I
· ART 384 – Printmaking/Collagraph I
Select one of the following art history courses: (3 semester hours)
· ART 310 – Nineteenth-Century European Art History
· ART 315 – Women Artists in History
· ART 316 – American Art History
Select one of the following crafts courses: (3 semester hours)
· ART 230 – Ceramics I
· ART 236 – Fiber Arts I
· ART 334 – Metal Arts I
Select one of the following painting courses: (3 semester hours)*
· ART 270 – Watercolor Painting I
· ART 375 – Acrylic Painting and Mixed Media I
· ART 377 – Oil Painting I
*Art Education majors must take ART 270 and either ART 375 or ART 377 (6 semester hours)
Total Art Core: 40 Semester Hours
ART 102 Art Appreciation cannot be counted toward a major in the Department of Art and Design. Community/junior college transfer students who have taken a comparable class may have it accepted as a general elective only.