Dec 06, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Art Department


Cory Knedler, Chairperson
Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, Room 179
(605) 658-3456

Cory.Knedler@usd.edu
www.usd.edu/art

FACULTY

Professors:

John Banasiak, Photography
Michael Hook, Foundations Coordinator
Cory Knedler, Art Education

Associate Professors:

Young Ae Kim, Graphic Design
Christopher Meyer, Sculpture

Assistant Professors:

Amber Hansen, Painting
Lauren Freese, Art History
James Quigley, Graphic Design
Erin Wohletz, Printmaking

Senior Lecturer:

Carol Geu, Art History

Lecturer:

Elizabeth Heeren, Art Foundations
Michael Hill, Ceramics

MAJORS:   

Art
Art Education

MINORS:

Art
Art History

CERTIFICATES:

Arts in Health
Ceramics
Drawing
Graphic Design
Painting
Printmaking
Photography
Sculpture
Web Design

The Department of Art seeks to encourage personal and creative growth and to prepare the student for a career in the visual arts. The programs of study offer aesthetic, scholarly, historical and technical instruction. Visual art processes, application, and methods are practiced in studio courses, leading to professional preparedness in the visual arts or design. Exploration of interdisciplinary possibilities and new technologies is encouraged. It is the goal of each program of study and specialization to guide students toward understanding of the creation and analysis of visual art and design. A degree in art can prepare students for a graduate program in art and for careers in art education, in graphic design, as a practicing artist, and in related fields including arts management, art therapy and museumology.

STUDIO SPECIALIZATIONS

BFA/Ceramics
BFA/Graphic Design
BFA/Painting
BFA/Photography
BFA/Printmaking
BFA/Sculpture

SCHOLARSHIPS

Please contact the department for additional information about available scholarships and awards. Also see College of Fine Arts  for school level scholarships.

  • Art Scholarship Fund
  • Betty Clark Evans Art Scholarship
  • Beverly Behrens Achievement Scholarship for Art Education
  • College of Fine Arts STARS Fund - Art
  • Donald Dendinger Art Scholarship
  • Harvey & Alwayne Gunderson Art Scholarship
  • John & Dorothy Freed Art Scholarship
  • Judith Marie Mast Scholarship Art Education
  • Koch Hazard Architects Scholarship- Art
  • Lance Owen Hyde Memorial Scholarship
  • Oscar Howe Art Scholarship

Student Learning Outcomes for Art (B.F.A.)

  1. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them. 
  2. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives. 
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate cognitive, effective, and behavioral skills that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts. 
  4. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking.

Student Learning Outcomes for Art Education (B.F.A.)

  1. Art majors will demonstrate satisfactory skill in assessment of the fundamental concepts of Art related to composition and design in the visual arts by scoring on average a majority “pass” on the Art Faculty Assessment Rubric from the Student Portfolio Reviews. 
  2. The student will identify representative cultures, styles and eras of art history and appreciate them as a continuity of human expression. 
  3. The student will utilize knowledge of art, art materials, techniques and human experiences to create, interpret, critique and evaluate their own and others art products. 
  4. The student will learn and apply methods and techniques of the professional field of Art Education and a studio major.     
  5. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives. 
  6. Students will be able to demonstrate cognitive, effective, and behavioral skills that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts. 
  7. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking. 
  8. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them.

Programs