足彩澳门即时盘 足彩澳门即时盘 has offered a tuition scholarship to the Rock Island High School student who won the district Congressional Art Competition.
Integrating fine arts and liberal arts
An 足彩澳门即时盘 liberal arts education introduces students to the world of ideas, and gives them the tools to explore that world. As an artist or graphic designer, you’ll have the best background and raw material for your original ideas, allowing you to create anything out of your own curiosity and chosen media.
You can major or minor in studio art or graphic design, or choose the art education specialist program if you want to teach art in secondary schools.
Studio art majors focus in one of seven areas: ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, fibers or printmaking. Some double-major in such areas as art history, multimedia journalism and mass communication, psychology, biology, education or business.
Graphic design majors begin with study of typography and design in both digital and analog contexts, continuing through digital illustration, 3-D modeling and animation. You’ll have opportunities to join courses that are experimental studio environments focusing on current topics in the profession, and the role design plays in shaping culture.
A faculty advisor will work with you to integrate your experience, including art-related internships, toward future goals. That often means preparing for graduate school or a career in art administration or education, art therapy, medical illustration or museum work or with a design agency.
All throughout, you’ll work closely with professors and other students in small classes and studios. Building your own design rationale and style, you’ll complete a body of work to present in a senior exhibition, and for your portfolio for employers or graduate schools as proof of your versatile skills and creative thinking.
? Beginning classes have only 15-20 students, and upper-level courses are usually smaller. The close faculty-student relationship is especially important for hands-on work in studio art and graphic design. Students learn to express their own ideas and emotions through art, and at the same time learn about larger social and disciplinary contexts.
? The art department is housed in six buildings on campus with separate facilities for painting, fibers, 2D design, weaving, ceramics, sculpture, photography, drawing and wheel-throwing. The ceramics studio has a wood fired kiln and a rolling gas car kiln, high-quality kilns generally available only to graduate students.
? Art and graphic design majors also take art history courses, and draw from their liberal arts education (valuable background for every academic field). As a result, they develop both deeper perspective and broader awareness, fueling their creativity and originality.?
? Through traveling exhibitions and the extensive permanent collection in The 足彩澳门即时盘 Teaching Museum of Art, students view works of art as primary texts for class discussion and research, and as inspiration for their own original work.
? Along with internship opportunities, art and art education majors can work as assistants for 足彩澳门即时盘’s summer Kaleidoscope art classes for children and in local schools, gaining skills for their future careers. The Quad Cities also has different-sized commercial graphic design studios and companies for potential internships.
? Many 足彩澳门即时盘 study-abroad programs include an art component. Art and graphic design majors have joined 足彩澳门即时盘 programs in Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Japan, Italy, Greece and more. $2,000 with Augie Choice helps cover living and travel expenses.
Austin Elledge '20 is a graphic designer/animator for the National Football League in Los Angeles, Calif.
Annie Wheeler '20 is a designer at Spark GSD in the Quad Cities.
Monica Wierzbicki '18?is a medical?illustrator and graphic artist at Body Scientific International in Chicago.
Comet Blecha '18 is a?designer and project manager at Plant Next Door in New York City.
Kelsey Kammerzelt '15 is associate director, program management at ThePub Publications, Chicago.
“I found a passion and a love for art and art history that I didn’t know I had.”Read More
“Coming into 足彩澳门即时盘, I knew I wanted to pursue writing and design. Not a lot of colleges have that combination of degrees!”Read More
The Thomas Tredway Library will offer a poster exhibition, "September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World,"?developed by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, through Sept. 13.