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Art Education allows students to become licensed to teach K-12 art in Illinois public schools, engage in a broad and critical intellectual exploration of contemporary questions and debates in arts and education, and undertake advanced professional preparation for teaching and curriculum supervision.
Why are the objects that we call “works of art” made? Who makes them? Who sees them? What functions do they serve? What kinds of meaning have they offered to viewers in the past? What kinds of meaning can they have for us now? Questions like these are central to the study of art history.
Take your design skills to the next level and bring expertise from other disciplines into conversation with design research in order to explore responsible futures through traditional media and emergent technologies.
Begin with rigorous instruction in traditional drawing and painting materials, methods, techniques, and concepts. Then explore experimental and multi-disciplinary approaches to painting, as well as its complex and culturally influential history.
We prepare serious photographers to serve as cultural leaders of the 21st century. Our studios and seminars explore historic traditions, wide-ranging techniques, recent innovations, and the role of the contemporary photographer.
Printmaking offers a wide range of traditional, photographic, and digital printmaking methods that engage with contemporary art and design fields. Specific courses focus on screenprint, letterpress, comics and ‘zines, relief printing, intaglio, lithography, and other rotating special topics.