NSU Catalog 2013-2014 
    May 21, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Spafford Hall, Room 315
(605) 626-2497

Art Office
Spafford Hall, Room 209
(605) 626-2514

Ms. Sara Christensen Blair; Mr. Greg Blair; Mr. Keum-Taek Jung; Mr. Peter Killian; Ms. Nadya Preszler

Art courses are for students who 1) want to do creative work in art; 2) are interested in art as a profession; 3) wish to become art teachers; or 4) want to develop an understanding and appreciation of art.

The Art Department at Northern offers Bachelor of Arts degree programs in Fine Arts, Advertising Design, Multimedia Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education. Professors and staff work closely with students to help students achieve their educational and career goals and enforce an open door “one-on-one” policy with all students.

Students will find ample space and equipment to explore art education, design, art history, advertising design, computer and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, printmaking and fiber arts. The spacious studio space features natural light, hardwood floors, a student resource lounge, design, drawing, and painting labs, two darkrooms, and eight studio spaces for junior and senior art students. In addition to the main art studio, NSU has facilities for ceramics and sculpture. The ceramics area features a generous work area with three electric and four gas kilns. Advertising and computer design students utilize the technology and applications used in the workforce today. Some of the many programs students will become familiar with include: Adobe Photoshop, PageMaker, Premier & Pagemill, Macromedia Freehand, QuarkXpress, Painter, and Infini-D.

Northern has six art galleries to provide students with ample opportunities to exhibit their own and view artwork created by professional artists.

Art scholarships are available by sending or delivering a portfolio, which includes up to ten examples of original artwork. High quality slides or photographs are acceptable.

Art majors must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all required major courses (including art electives). Those students who earn a “D” (or lower) in a required major course (including art electives) must repeat the course. No art major (BA/BSED) will graduate if their GPA within the major is lower than a “C” average (2.0).

Career Directions

Advertising Agencies
Arts Administration
Design Studios
Corporate Marketing Departments
Commercial Printers
Web Site Development
Graduate School
Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, Potter
Newspapers and Publishing


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