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Art courses

2024-25 catalog

PAUL LANGE, Part-time Instructor
B.A. Southern Illinois; M.A. Bradley

VICKIE R. PHIPPS, Associate Professor, Chair
B.F.A., Emory & Henry College; M.F.A., University of Tennessee

MEGAN QUINN, Professor
B.S., Maryland; M.F.A., Notre Dame

CORRINE SMITH, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., Southern Illinois University; M.F.A., University of Kentucky

B.A., Coe; M.F.A., Temple

MAJOR IN STUDIO ART. 36 credits, including 101 or 102, 123 or 124, 492, 16 additional credits (including 4 credits at the 300-400 level). A media sequence is required which is included in the 16 credits above: 211 and 302 or 303 or 311 or 228 and 328; or 225 and 325; or 261 and 361; or 231 or 232 and 331; or 241 and 341; or 251 or 252 or 253 or 342 or 343 or 343A and 351. Required supporting courses: 8 credits in ARHI, or ART-377 + 4 credits in ARHI (Students planning to go to graduate school in studio art should take additional studio and art history classes).

MINOR IN STUDIO ART. 20 credits, including 101, 123 or 124, 8 credits in ART (any level), 4 credits at the 300-400 level. Recommended supporting course: ARHI-161.

ART EDUCATION SPECIALIST. 41 credits, including ART-101 or ART-102, ART-211, ART-228, ART-493 (1 credit), and ARHI-161; one 300 level or above ART or one 300 level or above ARHI; and one course from each of the following 5 categories—ART-342, ART-343, ART-343A, ARHI-374 or ARHI-372; ART-311, ART-302, ART-328, ART-331, ART-341, or ART-351; ART-123 or ART-124; ART-231 or ART-241; ART-252 or ART-261. See Director of Secondary Education for more details.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

Courses (ART)

Aykeem Spivey

Spivey’s memorial mural replaces tears with joy

Art/psychology double major Aykeem Spivey '24 donated his time and talent to paint a mural at the Rock Island Center for Math and Science, in honor of a beloved teacher, Kris Hays. Hays passed away from cancer last year.

Peter Xiao

Professor celebrates first solo art show on campus

More than 30 of Peter Xiao’s paintings are featured in his “Sighting at Augie” exhibition in Wallenberg Hall, inside Denkmann Memorial Building, through March. A reception for the campus community and the public begins at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Hannah Johnson

Johnson ’23 creates first model of prehistoric creature

When Hannah Johnson ‘23 learned of an opportunity to create the first model of a recently discovered prehistoric creature, she put her art and geology majors to work.