The Art Major (BA)
Professor: Dustyn Bork
Assistant Professor: Maggie Gayle
Visiting Artist in Residence: James E. Berry II
Two-Year Visiting Professor: Abigail Smithson
The art major offers a rich and diverse range of investigations across the disciplines of art practice and art history. Integrating extensive liberal arts offerings with a broad studio experience, majors will balance exploration with a focus on future goals. The art major prepares students for graduate school applications and works in art-related fields. It develops in students the necessary knowledge, technical skill, and commitment to work as an artist today. Students are immersed in a creative learning environment and encouraged to cultivate an approach to art-making that is informed by traditional two- and three-dimensional art practices, experimental approaches, and new digital technologies.
* Students may use ART 201 and ART 202 to satisfy core requirements.
* Students must complete requirements for a Major in Art and select one area of focus.
** To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from Lyon College, students must successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours comprised of our required Core curriculum (44-48 hours), the requirements of at least one major (credit hours vary per major), and a selection of our Liberal Arts electives. They must also earn at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average for all work taken at Lyon College and a 2.00 cumulative grade point average in their major, minor, and concentration.