Bachelor of Arts in Fine ArtOffered face-to-face on the Parkville campus.
Within the context of Park University’s strong liberal arts tradition, Art and Design students receive a strong foundation in the studio disciplines and in the history of art. Internships allow upper level students the opportunity to explore careers in many art and design fields.
Our spacious main studio, the entire top floor of Alumni Hall, overlooks Parkville, the Missouri River, the Kansas City skyline and the scenic Parkville home campus, and provides year-round landscape subjects. Our Sixth Street Studio is a freestanding building that houses the ceramic and fiber studio. Two separate studio complexes in Park University’s underground Mabee Learning Center house the Graphic Design Studio (with state-of-the-art Macintosh workstations, digital cameras, scanners, printers and extensive software) and the Interior Design Studios (with AutoCAD lab, drafting room and materials resource lab). The Campanella Gallery, located in McAfee Memorial Library, offers a year round cycle of exhibits in all media by professional artists in addition to providing graduating seniors with a professional quality exhibition space for their senior exhibits.
Access to the exhibitions and programs of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and the Spencer Museum in nearby Lawrence, and the numerous commercial and educational galleries in the Greater Kansas City, particularly in Kansas city’s dynamic Crossroads Arts District add depth and variety to the classroom and the studio experience.
- 42 Hours
- 2.0 GPA
|Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog)||Hours|
|Freshman Core Curriculum||15|
|AR||115||Introduction to the Visual Art.||3|
|AR||204||Two-Dimensional Design: Black & White||3|
|Fine Arts Curriculum||27|
|AR||215||Art History I||3|
|AR||216||Art History II||3|
|– OR –|
|Studio Discipline Courses*||6-9|
|Two AR 300 & 400 level elective courses||6|
*Each Fine Art major must choose a studio discipline to emphasize by earning a minimum of 6-9 credit hours in it. Available studio disciplines are: drawing, painting, ceramics, photography and fiber.