WELCOME TO THE ART DEPARTMENT AT DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY!

What are you passionate about? At Dixie, we help our students take their artistic interests and refine them into lifelong passions. Our Art Department offers five majors that will help you thrive in the creative world.

We challenge you to Join our accomplished faculty and passionate student body as we pursue our artistic endeavors as a community of innovators—while still celebrating individual expression. Discover what makes you, you at Dixie.

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Faculty & Staff

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DEGREES OFFERED

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Courses

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Art, 3-D Sculpture/Ceramics, B.A./B.S.

If you’re interested in mastering artistic pottery and other forms of sculpture, DSU is a great place to start.

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Art - Entertainment, Arts, and Animation Emphasis, B.A./B.S.

Are you creative, artistic, and interested in working with computers? Our Animation Emphasis may be just the thing for you.

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Art - Painting/Drawing/Illustration Emphasis, B.A./B.S.

Completing our Painting/Drawing Emphasis will give you the opportunity to learn about Oil Painting, Watercolor, Perspective Drawing, Figure Painting, and more.

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Art - Photography/Digital Imaging Emphasis, B.A./B.S.

Earning an emphasis in Photography/Digital Imaging is a great way to learn everything there is to know about photography and potentially prepare for graduate school.

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Integrated Studies - Art Emphasis, B.A./B.S.

Integrated Studies allows you to build your own degree. Complete either the Art History track or the Visual Art track to earn your Integrated Studies – Art Emphasis B.A./B.S.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (BFA)

The Art faculty will conduct a portfolio and grade review for each student wishing to enroll in the BFA program. Contact a Fine Arts Academic Advisor prior to beginning coursework.

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Art Education with Secondary Ed Emphasis, B.S.

Majoring in Art Education with Secondary Ed Emphasis will give you a well-rounded understanding of design, different art mediums, methodology, classroom management, teaching, and more.

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Minors

Earn a minor in addition to your Bachelor’s Degree by completing approximately 18 credits in the following subjects:

Art Minor

Art History Minor

Photography Minor

 

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Sears Art Museum

The DSU Sears Art Museum features six exhibits each year, offering a variety of art styles—from traditional to contemporary—for the enjoyment and education of DSU students and the community. Come make a meaningful connection with art.

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ART TRIPS

Students, faculty, staff and community members travel, experience art, and learn with Professor Glen Blakley. We offer two trips to Los Angeles, in November and March. We also offer a trip to San Francisco in June. Trips can be for university credit, if desired.

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OUR MISSON

An education in Visual Arts can be defined as the process whereby one learns how to produce art; engage in the aesthetic and critical analysis of art, and to talk, read, and write about art. Students at DSU will be exposed to numerous concepts and activities involved in becoming visually and aesthetically literate. As part of their artistic study students will become proficient in their art discipline. Students will have opportunity to visit major regional art museums and exhibit artwork both on and off campus.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Produce a body of work (portfolio) suitable for seeking opportunities in art and design.
  • Solve complex problems related to the conceptual process of creating art.
  • Express artistic concepts and intent using visual, oral, and written communication.
  • Evaluate artistic work using visual language to explain basic design principles and concepts.
  • Employ principles of visual analysis and visual literacy to appraise the composition and socio-historical context of art works.

Contact

JEFF JARVIS

Dean, College of the Arts

Email: jarvis@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7792

Office: Eccles 109

Alex Chamberlain

Department Chair

Email: chamberlain@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4228

Office: North Plaza 125C

Glen Blakley

Professor of Art

Email: Blakley@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7795

Office: NPLAZA 106

Van Mangus

Advisor

Email: van.mangus@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4683

Office: N Plaza 107