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Western Kentucky University

Department of Art

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

Spring 2015 Senior Art Exhibition

Congratulations to Kristina Arnold, Associate Professor and Gallery Director, on receiving the 2015 Potter College of Arts and Letters Public Service Award.

Congratulations to Yvonne Petkus, Professor, on receiving the 2015 Potter College of Arts and Letters Research/Creativity Award.

Brent Oglebee, Department Head of Art, helping with the wall prep of the Main Gallery. (Photo by Ye Gao, WKU Photojournalism student.)

Laura Bianco, Art student, lending a helping hand in the Main Gallery. (Photo by Ye Gao, WKU Photojournalism student.)

Brent Dedas at the 2014 Biennial Faculty Exhibition.

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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