JSU’s Department of Art offers students that excel in visual creativity the opportunity to harness their skills in various art forms.

Students can choose from several concentrations including: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography and printmaking.

The department offers professional education in the study of art, along with design instruction.

Students have the opportunity to earn three types of degrees: the bachelor of fine arts, the bachelor of arts and the master of fine arts in visual communication design.

The department is headed by J. Seth Johnson, and is staffed by 15 instructors. If networking with other artists is your interest, JSU is home to five student organizations: Kappa Pi (an Art Honor Society), Potter’s Guild, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Photography Club and Art Alumni Chapter of the Alumni Association.

Students create their personal portfolios starting in college with projects they do in class. An advantage of taking an art as a major is the access to Hammond Gallery.

Hammond Gallery is a showroom for student, alumni and faculty artwork. The BFA and BA students are also required to show pieces for certain classes as a grade.

An art degree has the potential to lead graduates into diverse careers such as aerial photographers, art teachers, book jacket designers, court artists, fashion consultants, and gallery owners.

Students interested in more information can contact Johnson at jsjohnson@jsu.edu, or Jane Greene at jgreene@jsu.edu.

Cassidy Smith
Staff Reporter

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