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The undergraduate program in painting allows students to work in a variety of manners and media. They can take classes that specialize in abstraction and/or realism, as well as work in traditional, mixed-media or animation.
The undergraduate program in graphic design allows students to focus on specific interests within a broad-based design curriculum. Their unique portfolios speak to the individual and their talents/skills. With these portfolios, and strong interview skills, students are placed in the best firm/companies throughout the country.
Poster Design, by Zach Lansdale
This poster design was part of an extension from an early branding project.
Book Design, by Erik Seyferth
This book cover and interior design was a collaborative project with English students.
Flexible Brand, by Jennifer Miller
These ticket designs were part of a flexible branding system developed for the American Sign Museum (ficticious client).
Branding System, Adam Cassidy
This branding system was developed for a surf shop/company named "Pesce."
Packaging Design, by Brittany Stechschulte
This packaging design was an extension of an earlier media project.
IPhone application for the Cincinnati Zoo.
Letterpress Postcards, by ART450 Class
This postcard collection was designed and printed in letterpress.
Poster Designs, by Ann Sniechowski
This poster series promotes a John Thackera lecture.
These wine bottle lable designs were designed and printed using letterpress.
Senior Thesis Show
Each year the senior class presents thesis projects in a group exhibition.
Photography students are challenged to understand the creative power and significance of the medium while learning how to technically produce, use, and manipulate photographic imagery. Students learn about the practice, history and theory through courses, off campus experiences, and visiting artists.
Printmaking includes a wide range of processes to create images in multiples. Students gain mastery in etching, lithography and relief printing and more experimental mediums, such photo-lithography, mixed media and mono-printing. Students develop personal imagery and expand their full individual artistic potential.
Circus, by Colin Matsumoto
Woodcut, Intermediate Printmaking
"Ron", by Ben Effler
Color Woodcut, Upper-level Printmaking/Capstone Project
Decent, by Allison Polgar
Itaglio, Upper-level Printmaking
Untitled, by Josh Adams
Color Woodcut, Intermediate Printmaking
Untitled, by David Armacost
Etching, Intermediate Printmaking
Pimpernel Sparrow, by Ginny Beth Fulford
Stone Lithograph, Intermediate Printmaking
"Little Wayne", by Ian Horwitz
Color Woodcut, Upper Level Printmaking, Capstone project
Protective Boyfriend, by Madeline Hrybyk
Plate Lithograph, Intermediate Printmaking
"Filament", by Susan Cavalaris
Photo- lithograph, Upper-level Printmaking
Uptown Lights, by Lauren Keith
Drypoint etching, Introduction to Printmaking/Night Subject
The undergraduate metals and jewelry design curriculum offers majors, minors and students taking only one course with a wide variety of experiences in materials and fabrication techniques. Upper-level students are also exposed to new innovations in fabrication through the use of computer-added design (CAD), 3D printing, and laser cutting.
Light Blossoms 01, by Kevin Phaup
Media: Sterling Silver, ABS plastic, Acrylic, Fiber Optics, LED
Description: Advanced course project using CAD, 3D printer, advanced fabrication
Orbits, by Rachel S. Smith
Media: Sterling Silver, Black Onyx, Ruby
Description: Beginner course project with band ring.
Tensegrity Study Ring, by Sydney Kreuzmann
Media: Sterling Silver
Description: Intermediate course project using lost wax casting
Media: Sterling Silver
Description: Beginner course project with band ring
Our ceramics program gives students experience in various forms of making in the ceramic medium. Seniors are expected to develop a body of ceramic art-work based on their research and control of the ceramic construction and firing processes.
Inter, by Heather Moore
Media: Earthenware and terra sigillatta
Project: Outcome of senior self directed creative practice.
Sculpture students work in a wide variety of three-dimensional materials, as well as performance-based art. They learn the technical, conceptual, and aesthetic aspects of contemporary sculpture practice. Many of them are also involved in service-learning work through their courses and co-curricular activities.
Aluminum, Safety Wire, Field Rivets, Ash, Cotton Fabric, Cleco Clamps, Wooden Crate
72” x 30” x 36”
Aluminum, Clecos, Safety Wire, Fiberglass Composite, Poplar, Fabric, Cork, and Steel
102″ x 86″ x 162″
Springtime view of plaza and Art Building, home of the Department of Art
Department of Art
We educate socially responsible leaders in the fields of art who explore and create significant ideas. These globally-engaged citizens help shape society, inspire future generations, and share the value of the arts as an essential part of life.