The goal of the art program is to provide an excellent educational experience that
develops technical skills, critical and aesthetic judgment, and a sound knowledge
of the visual arts appropriate to students seeking a general appreciation of the arts
as well as to aspiring fine arts professionals. The faculty engage students in the
discipline of visual art as a major component in the liberal arts tradition including
studio practice and art history. Students complete a common group of foundation and
art history courses and then choose an emphasis area to develop a solid yet individualized
We offer the B.A. degree in Art with a choice of four concentrations which are listed below.
- Studio Arts
- Two-Dimensional Art
- Three-Dimensional Art
- Graphic Design
The curriculum incorporates a variety of topics to prepare students for opportunities
in the field of Art.
A few of the courses are listed below.
|ART 101 Two-Dimensional Design
|| ART 217 Black & White Photography
|ART 102 Three-Dimensional Design
|| ART 222 Typography & Logo Systems
| ART 104 Drawing Fundamentals
|| ART 307 Illustration
| ART 201 Basic Computer Graphics
|| ART 311 Drawing Heads, Hands, Feet
| ART 206 Introduction to Ceramics
|| ART 318 Introduction to Sculpture
| ART 215 Digital Photography
|| ART 232 Web Design
With over 50 clubs and organizations available to students at Ferrum College these
are specifically related to Art.
Art Club: Organization focused on art trips to museums and galleries and community service.
Panther Productions: Useful for artists interested in theatre productions and set design.
The Iron Blade: Opportunities for photographers & designers in the printed and online versions
of the campus newspaper.
The Chrysalis (Art & Literary Magazine): Our annual publication for student art and literature. This is a student designed
magazine with many opportunities to submit your artwork or design layouts toward
a professional publication.
Kappa Pi: International Honorary Art Fraternity for majors who have shown a commitment to
art and their studies.
Philosophy Journal: Opportunities for photographers and designers.
Art Administrator Art Teacher Curator Painter Photographer
Muralist Sculptor Art Director Graphic Artist Print Designer
Web Designer Display Artist Museum Director Illustrator Pottery
Art Therapist Art Consultant
Teaching: Professor John O'Conner, Radford University;
Brandi Catron-Shirlen, Megan Scott, Courtney Shifflett
Gallery Owner: Sandy Forbes, Rhonda Gilbert
Graphic Designer: Andrea Vita, Marty LaFollette, Travis Dean
Museum Project Manager: Sandy Southard
Jacob Smith Assistant Professor of Art
Program Coordinator of Art
B.A. Roanoke College
M.F.A. The George Washington University
David Eichelberger Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.F.A. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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