Art majors at Berry prepare for a lifelong dedication to art as a unique form of knowledge and expression. Art becomes a way of life.
In the art program, students are encouraged to work hard, seek inspiration, and be creative and innovative using imagination while developing critical thinking and writing skills. All art majors will have the opportunity to experiment with various media as they develop their own artistic vision and prepare for the senior exhibition. Painting, watercolor, drawing, photography, digital imaging, web design, graphic design, ceramics, prints and mixed media all are areas that can be explored, as are art history, art criticism, museum studies and arts administration. Many Berry art majors have the opportunity to use one of our private or semi-private art studios which are available 24 hours a day.
All successful students in Berry’s art program earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in one (sometimes two) of the concentrations listed below:
- Studio art
- Art history
- Art education
Typically, students who elect studio art or art history concentrations prepare for a career in the art world and continue on to graduate school. Students interested in teaching art in a public or private school, elect the art education concentration.
Painting and Drawing
Drawing and painting classes at Berry provide students with a substantial introduction to modes of representation, traditional and modern techniques, and aesthetic awareness. These areas challenge students to develop critical skills to hone and advance their personal vision.
As the principles of drawing are common to all visual disciplines, “Beginning Drawing” is a core requirement for all art majors regardless of concentration. “Figure Drawing” provides students with a thorough investigation of the figure by working from live models, muscle plates, and skeletons.