The program offers instruction in relief, intaglio, lithographic, and serigraphic media. Majors in printmaking develop substantial skills in all processes with emphasis in color production. A large studio has been equipped and tailored to meet specific graphic requirements.
The painting program introduces the student to a variety of methods, painter's materials, and tools. Painting majors build a foundation in the uses of oil, watercolor, and acrylic paints. Every aspect of the painter's craft, from stretcher construction to final presentation, is a part of the curriculum.
Sculpture majors develop specialized skills in the manipulation of materials used to create sculpture. Students produce individual, expressive works in welded, carved, constructed, and cast forms. The 2,700 square foot main studio has been specifically designed for work in a variety of media.
The spacious studio and adjacent patio areas are furnished with the latest in clay equipment and kilns. Students in the ceramics program receive individualized instruction in both wheelthrown and handbuilt pottery construction, along with a variety of glaze decoration and firing techniques.
The program offers instruction in jewelry and non-ferrous metal working so that the students learns to express their ideas in metal. Metalsmithing majors are encouraged to create a broad range of forms while learning to raise, forge, enamel, cast, and construct with a variety of materials.
This area's curriculum explores black and white, color, and non-silver processes, and the history of photography. These courses teach the skills that are necessary for the use of 35mm, medium format, and 4x5 cameras. Also included is instruction in studio photography. The photography area is housed in a large, modern facility with a group darkroom and individual color darkrooms.
The graphic design program at Midwestern State University serves to prepare its students to solve creative challenges. Through a variety of courses covering the four main arenas of graphic design: print, publication, animation, and web, students will become equipped to enter the design industry.
The art history program offers courses illustrating the development of Western Art from pre-historic cultures to that of the present. Students explore the purposes and functions of art as historically demonstrated by its successive development.
The art education program is designed for students interested in pursuing a teacher career with a balanced preparation in both two and three dimensional experiences. This program, together with the requirements of the Division of Education, provides the courses necessary to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with teacher certification.