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2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Art

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Gordon Senior, P.D., Chair

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

Professors: Moore, Olivant, Robbin, Savini, Senior, Shirvani, Werness
Associate Professor: DeCocker, Gomula-Kruzic

The Art Department promotes the creation and historical understanding of art and design by offering curriculum that exposes students to a diverse range of art-making processes and a broad spectrum of artistic and intellectual models taught by an energetic faculty of practicing artists and scholars.

Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Art:

Bachelor of Arts in Art (Art History) 
Bachelor of Arts in Art (Studio) 
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art (Graphic Design, Mixed Subject, Painting, Sculpture, Time-Based Media) 
Subject Matter Preparation Program in Art 
Minor in Art 
Minor in Art History 
Liberal Studies degree concentration in Art 

Graduate Programs in the Department of Art:

Printmaking Certificate Program 


  1. Complete University General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (51 units).
  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 students.

Liberal Studies Concentration in Art

Please refer to the Liberal Studies  section of the catalog.

Learning Objectives

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

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

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