Jun 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Art

Martin Azevedo, M.F.A., Chair

Office: Art Building - A38
Phone: (209) 667-3431

Professors: DeCocker, Gomula-Kruzic, Olivant, Robbin
Associate Professor:  Azevedo, Scheiwiller, Edwards
Assistant Professor: Stephenson, Weigel

Art students gain exposure to a broad spectrum of interconnected approaches to the making of art and the critical appreciation of art. The faculty members are dedicated professional artists and scholars who bring a diverse range of experience and expertise to the classroom.

The visual arts program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art  (With concentrations in Graphic Arts, Mixed Emphasis, Painting, Sculpture, Video and Time Based Media)
Bachelor of Art in Art with a Studio concentration  
Bachelor of Art in Art History 
Minor in Art  
Minor in Art History  
Liberal Studies degree concentration in Art  
Printmaking Certificate 



  1. Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements  (52 units minimum). 
  2. Complete University requirements for the specific degree program.
  3. Participate in an exhibition of graduating BA/BFA candidates, with the exception of Art History B.A. students.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the degree program leading to a Bachelor of Art in Art degree with a concentration in Studio will have achieved:

  1. A broad understanding of major techniques, processes, and theoretical approaches to drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and new media;
  2. A broad critical knowledge of important cultures, movements, periods, styles, and individuals in the history of art;
  3. The ability to prosper creatively from critical input and exposure to varied viewpoints and backgrounds;
  4. The ability to progress from an idea through stages to a completed creative statement that exhibits originality, conviction, and quality;
  5. The ability to benefit through a professional involvement directly or indirectly related to visual art; and,
  6. The ability to value the self-enriching nature of art and to see parallel applications in other endeavors in life.

Students who complete the degree program leading to a Bachelor of Art in Art History degree will:

  1. Recall a broad, critical knowledge of cultures, movements, periods, styles, artwork, buildings, processes, and individuals in the history of art globally and multi-culturally;
  2. Compare and contrast, analyze and evaluate artwork, buildings, and visual and material culture, using the vocabulary, method, knowledge of artistic processes, and scholarly language of the discipline of Art History;
  3. Analyze and apply research methods and approaches when interpreting artwork in essays and strengthen writing skills relevant to the field of Art History;
  4. Investigate professional involvement that is directly or indirectly related to the field of Art History and to formulate parallel applications in other endeavors in life; and,
  5. Understand the ethical considerations of artistic practices, art historical scholarship, and object collecting and display within global contexts.