Adrian College's Art & Design department offers various programs for art & design students.
Adrian College's Art & Design department offers various programs for studio art & design students. We also offer programs in art therapy and art education.
Art Education & Bachelor of Fine Arts
When you study art education at Adrian College, you also teach art. Every summer, art education majors design and implement the Youth Art Program, which exposes local K-12 students to high-quality visual arts programming. You and your peers will experience a range of real-world issues: curriculum design, budgeting, classroom management, developmental issues, working with students with special needs, and finding scholarship and grant programs for students who cannot afford to participate. Through activities like "Me and My Pet," "Multicultural Me," and a story illustration project, you'll touch children with art.
Adrian art education instructors are experienced and practicing teachers who bring actual experiences into the art classroom. Instructor Debra Irvine-Stiver has over 15 years of teaching experience at the elementary and secondary school levels.
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art
The professors in the art department practice what they teach, and they've all found success in their fields. They spend time making art and exhibiting while they continue to learn about their fields. They are passionate about teaching and they never stop learning and growing. In this way, our art professors work to be the best teachers they can be.
The studio art program offers a foundation in artistic production and visual thinking; you'll be challenged to develop your own expressive language, your own unique approach to art. You can choose to study a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media including painting, printmaking, ceramics, graphic design, photography, digital art, or sculpture.
You'll also benefit from our guest artist program. Regional and national artists are invited to exhibit in the department's Valade Gallery. You'll have the opportunity to attend artists' talks, gallery openings, and learn from the artists who are valuable resources for learning and inspiration. You can also take day trips with the Adrian College Art Club (ACAC) to the Detroit Institute of Art, The Toledo Museum of Art, or the Chicago Art Institute.
The purpose of our program is to nurture our students until they reach a point when they can find their own artistic voices, their own unique styles. In our art program, we begin with your talent and then bring it together with our knowledge and experience to help you reach your potential. The result is your growth as an artist--your success.