Art

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

  • Artist
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Therapist
  • Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Gallery Manager
  • Arts Administrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Studio Assistant/Fabricator
  • Photographer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Art Director

Contact

Bryan Park, MFA
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Contact by Email
913.360.7685

Bishop Fink Hall

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  • Christopher C. Miller, Ph.D.
    Professor & Architecture Program Director
  • John Haigh, M.Arch AIA
    Assistant Professor
  • Carlos Lameiro, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Bryan Park, MFA
    Associate Professor and Department Chair
  • 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
Total18
ART-1030Foundations of 3-D Design3
Foreign Language4
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
ART-2110Painting I3
ART-2200Sculpture I3
Total16

Sophomore Year

Person and Community Foundation3
Elective3
Art Studio3
ART-2800Basic Photography3
Art History3
Math Reasoning Foundation3
Total18
Natural World Foundation w/ lab4
Faith Foundation3
Art Studios6
Elective3
Total16

Junior Year

Faith Foundation3
Art History3
Art Studios6
EXSCFitness Course1
Natural World Foundation4
Total17
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
ART-3900Junior Seminar3
Art Studios6
Elective3
Total15

Senior Year

Art History3
Art Studios6
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
ART-4900Professional Practices2
Elective2
Total16
Art Studios6
Electives9
ART-4901Senior Exhibition Seminar1
Portfolio Reviewcr
Total16

Other Department Offerings

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