As an aspiring artist at Carson-Newman, you’ll be challenged to think innovatively and to master problem solving skills as you cultivate your individual voice. In whichever art emphasis area you choose, you’ll start with basic techniques and theory at the lower levels of study and progress to considerable freedom of personal expression at higher levels of study. Close mentoring and guidance by faculty throughout the entire course of the program is a priority as you build your own portfolio, all in exceptional facilities including studio labs, chemical darkrooms, woodworking shops and individual studios.
If drawing and painting is your focus, you’ll hone your skills in a variety of media, developing increasingly complex and accomplished work. In the graphic design emphasis, you’ll explore the complexities of typography, visual relationships and composition in real-world context. If you choose Art Education, you’ll work closely with faculty in both the Art and Education Departments to refine your creativity and classroom management skills.
AccreditationThe Carson-Newman art program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Emphasis AreasDrawing and PaintingGraphic DesignArt Education
The Gamma Ray Art Club is a social organization that serves Carson-Newman art majors and other students interested in the visual arts. The club meets for meals, movies, art critiques and other casual events. Gamma Ray usually hosts several public events each year in which students sell their artworks.
The Warren Art Department also has two galleries. C-N typically host 10-12 exhibitions of student artwork and the work of invited professional artists each year in campus’ two galleries.
The experiences I gained from this program continue to enrich my life and inspire me to continue pushing boundaries.
From the studio to the computer lab to the darkroom, you’ll be learning through hands-on experience closely guided by mentors. You’ll also have service learning opportunities with local nonprofits and options for internships.