2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Art and Design

Director: TBD

Location: Guggenheim 103

Telephone: 970.351.2143

Faculty: Michael A. Coronel, M.A.; Lauren Eisen, M.F.A; Mark Fetkewicz, M.F.A; Sieger Hartgers, M.A.; Kris Heintz-Nelson, M.A.; Michael Lemke M.F.A.; Kenneth Price, M.A; Thomas Stephens, M.F.A.; Connie Stewart, Ph.D.; Andrew Jay Svedlow, Ph.D.; John Tonai, M.F.A.; Anna Ursyn, Ph.D.

Course(s) Offered (Prefix ):

Program(s) Offered:

Art & Design B.A.

Art Emphasis

Art History Emphasis

Visual Communication Design Emphasis


K-12 Teaching Emphasis

Art & Design Minor

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD); the School of Art & Design offers the opportunity to study the artistic aspects of our heritage, our culture, visual communications and personal artistic expression, as well as the arts of other cultures and civilizations. It is the purpose of the school to provide a comprehensive education in the visual arts through studio practice, art history, cultural studies, and critical studies.

Students learn to produce works of art in a variety of media and to understand the processes of various art forms as they relate to personal expression and professional application. Through the programs of the School of Art & Design, students learn to analyze and make reasoned, critical judgments about the significance and quality of works of art. This approach gives students an excellent background for recognizing and understanding art in context, which is necessary preparation for many careers in the visual arts.

In addition, students pursuing Art Education will have demonstrated ability to teach art effectively in grades K-12.

Admission. Students planning to major or minor in Art & Design must apply and be accepted into the School of Art & Design. Interested students need to submit an application and an Entry Portfolio, consisting of artwork and essay. A written essay alone will be considered if no artwork is available. Application form and instructions are available in the School of Art & Design office, or on their webpage, www.arts.unco.edu/artanddesign. The deadline for applications is March 1 to attend the Fall Semester, and October 31 to attend the Spring Semester. Late applications may be accepted depending on availability of space in the program.

Declaring an Art & Design major or minor without applying does not assure admission to the program.