The art curriculum at Ozarks blends an intense fine arts studio experience with creative problem solving, abstract thinking, and critical analysis. Students are engaged in learning and responding to the content and complexity of the human experience. Students will find small class sizes that provide a challenging yet supportive atmosphere, and a strong sense of community. On evenings and weekends, it is not unusual to find the art studios filled with students working on projects and sharing ideas. The art program is diverse and provides students a foundation of technical knowledge while having the freedom to investigate a range of meaningful ideas to discover their own creative voice.
By combining an Art Major with a minor such as Education, artists can go on to become K-12 educators.
An art degree can go beyond creating powerful works of art. Students often go on to work in the advertising / graphic design field.
Art major students can gain a breadth and depth of knowledge to prepare them to further study in graduate school for art of psychology.
ART 1013: Design
This is one of the first classes you will experience in the Art program. This class provides an introduction to essential art concepts as you create artworks using a variety of media. The projects will tap into your creativity and stretch your way of thinking.
ART 2033: Ceramics I
In this class you will work with one of the oldest and most enduring materials in the world. Take this ancient tradition and make it your own, finding inspiration in both historic and contemporary ways of creating.
ART 2113: Art History I
Explore thousands of years of human experience though art and design in ART 2113 Art History I. Learn about the how and why early humans created portable figurines and the impact of classical Greek art on the world.