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Department of Art

Fall 2015 Graduating Seniors Exhibition, November 18 - December 12

Fall 2015 Graduating Seniors Exhibition, November 18 - December 12

Fall 2015 Graduating Seniors Exhibition, November 18 - December 12

Fall 2015 Student Juried Exhibition

Professor Yvonne Petkus receives the 2015 University Research/Creativity Award at the fall convocation.

Sculpture students preparing for a metal pour.

Whether you envision yourself building a professional studio practice, pursing a career in graphic communications, teaching art at a primary or secondary school, or exploring a world of art history, we're ready to help you reach your goals.

With programs that vary in length and concentration, the WKU Department of Art supports and challenges students along a variety of life-enriching paths. The BFA degree in studio art or graphics is a comprehensive, focused program for students interested in pursuing a professional creative career. Our range of BA programs in art education, art history, and studio art offer additional possibilities to study art within a liberal arts context, leading to a variety of career paths including teaching, art therapy, museum studies, art conservation, or arts management to name just a few possibilities.

Whatever path you choose, you will be working with energetic art professionals who have gained national and international recognition in their respective fields. Our faculty introduce students to a world of art by hosting visiting professionals, traveling with students to conferences and exhibitions, and leading study-abroad programs around the globe.

Brent Oglesbee, Department Head

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