Art & Design

Enjoy the exploration of many types of art in WOU’s Art & Design program. Not only will you master key principles and skills in art and visual communications design, but you’ll also learn creative problem-solving processes along the way. The program combines art theory and studio practice as well as art history, graphic design, interactive media and much more! Get practical skills that are in demand in a wide range of industries and settings.

Choose from B.A., B.S. or B.F.A

credits required for the Art major

students enrolled in the Art program

students per class on average in the Art program

%

of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Apply design elements and principals in the work for self-expression and communication
  • Develop and engage in written and verbal communication skills to articulate one’s own artistic intentions and to evaluate the art of other artists
  • Develop technical abilities and a disciplined work ethic within the studio media that incorporates exploration and risk-taking into the process of transforming thought to form

Career opportunities

  • Art teacher
  • Sculptor/painter/ceramist/printmaker/photographer
  • Graphic designer
  • Product designer
  • Illustrator/animator
  • Museum curator

Faculty

PAULA BOOTH

NTT Assistant Professor, Art
503-838-8607 | boothp@wou.edu | CH 103

JENNIFER BRACY

Associate Professor, Art
503-838-8534 | bracyj@wou.edu | ITC 206

MICHAEL FREEMAN

Associate Professor, Art
503-838-8326 | freemanm@wou.edu | CH 109

JODIE GARRISON

Professor, Art
503-838-8027 | garrisonj@wou.edu | CH 310

MARY HARDEN

Associate Professor, Art
503-838-8460 | hardenm@wou.edu | CH 110

TIMOTHY HUTCHINGS

NTT Assistant Professor/Adjunct Instructor, Art
503-838-9209 | hutchingst@wou.edu | ITC 105

REBECCA MCCANNELL

Professor, Department Head, Art
503-838-8442 | mccannr@wou.edu | CH 312

SUNG EUN PARK

NTT Assistant Professor, Art
503-838-8149 | parks@wou.edu | CH 005

GREGORY POULIN

NTT Assistant Professor, Art
503-838-8241 | pouling@wou.edu | CH 203

DANIEL TANKERSLEY

Associate Professor, Art
503-838-9658 | tankersley@wou.edu | ITC 207

DIANE TARTER

Professor, Art
503-838-8387 | tarterd@wou.edu | CH 306

GARIMA THAKUR

Assistant Professor, Art
503-838-9247 | thakurg@wou.edu | ITC 208

QUESTIONS - Art & Design

15 + 12 =

Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8340

Email: hrenchukj@wou.edu