Program Overview

 Art stands at the intersection of culture, politics, religion and philosophy, making it an ideal vantage point from which to understand the liberal arts and the world at large. Underwood University’s Department of Art offers students two tracks for studio art study: Painting or Ceramics. Both concentrations foster rigorous, critical investigation through active processes of learning in which students connect historical discourse with an engagement of art from multiple contemporary perspectives. The senior year capstone experience allows studio majors to pursue intensive, original research in their respective concentrations. All students take foundation studio courses, and then choose a major studio concentration in Painting or Ceramics. 

Program Objectives

 The objective of the Art department at Underwood University is to advance and disseminate knowledge in the basic academic disciplines of Art, centered in two- and three-dimensional studio art. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the broad range of educational possibilities available at the University and to enroll in courses that support their professional goals and enrich their knowledge. This 120-hour program

  1. Provides courses that develop aesthetic appreciation of art throughout history and understanding of cultures across the world.
  2. Refines students’ technical skills, with materials, techniques, and equipment specific to the production of their art.
  3. Develops positive and constructive response to criticism through in-class discussion and critique.
  4. Hones the professional skills needed by students to promote creative research and advance within their chosen careers.

For more information please download  Undrewood University 2018-2019 Catalog