Bachelor of Arts, Department of Art

Students in sculpture class with Professor Bryan Park

Department Mission

Recognizing the power of artists and the visual experience to enhance the lives of individuals and communities, the Art Department seeks to develop students’ aesthetic, conceptual and technical abilities, in order to prepare them for a successful studio practice, graduate study, or a career in the arts and related fields. The Department also aims to provide the college and Atchison communities with opportunities to explore the creative aspect of the human spirit.

Degree Objectives

Coursework serves to develop students’ aesthetic, conceptual, and technical abilities while exploring the creative aspect of the human spirit.

Related Careers*

  • Exhibition designer
  • Fine artist
  • Further education teacher
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Illustrator
  • Museum/gallery curator
  • Printmaker
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Art therapist
  • Arts administrator
  • Commercial art gallery manager
  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Museum/gallery exhibitions officer
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Stylist

* Prospects. On the Internet here.


Christa Kagin, MAET-ATR
Associate Professor and Chair
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Bishop Fink Hall

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  • John Haigh, M.Arch
    Assistant Professor
  • Christa Kagin, MAET-ATR
    Associate Professor &
  • Department Chair
  • Carlos Lameiro, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Bryan Park, MFA
    Assistant Professor
  • Louis Reilly, MFA
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Gary Rittermeyer, MFA
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Jay Wallace, MFA
    Assistant Professor

Freshman Year

ENGL-1010English Composition3
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
GNST-1000BC Experience1
Foreign Language4
ART-1000Drawing I3
ART-1010Foundations of 2-D Design3
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
ART-1030Foundations of 3-D Design3
Foreign Language4
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
ART-2110Painting I3
ART-2200Sculpture I3

Sophomore Year

Person and Community Foundation3
Art Studio3
ART-2800Basic Photography3
Art History3
Math Reasoning Foundation3
Natural World Foundation w/ lab4
Faith Foundation3
Art Studios6

Junior Year

Faith Foundation3
Art History3
Art Studios6
EXSCFitness Course1
Natural World Foundation4
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
ART-3900Junior Seminar3
Art Studios6

Senior Year

Art History3
Art Studios6
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
ART-4900Professional Practices2
Art Studios6
ART-4901Senior Exhibition Seminar1
Portfolio Reviewcr

Other Department Offerings

  • Bachelor of Arts with Art Therapy Specialization
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
  • Minor in Art

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