Admission to the area of study in studio art and visual communication under the B.F.A. in studio art is limited. See “Limited Admissions and Limited Retention Requirements” in the Admission section of this catalog.
Requirements for All Majors
Admission into the major in Art and Design Education (B.S.Ed.) or in the Studio Art specializations (B.F.A.) includes a portfolio review as indicated. No portfolio review is required for the major in Art (B.A. or B.S.) or Art History (B.A.). Check departmental information for any additional requirements.
It is recommended that students confer regularly with their advisers in order to balance studio and general education requirements. In general, students will find it difficult to carry more than three studio art classes in one semester.
Transfer applicants for all emphases of the B.F.A. degree in studio art (Design and Media Arts, Studio), must pass a portfolio review. Contact the School of Art and Design as early as possible for information.
Additional Requirements and Course Information
The School of Art and Design reserves the right to retain for its collection any work produced in scheduled classes. Studio-lecture courses meet two hours per semester hour each week. Students in studio courses are required to schedule one hour per week in the studio (in addition to class time) for each semester hour.
Enrollment in one course for more than 6 hours per semester requires consent of the School of Art and Design.
Art and Design Faculty
John Siblik, M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, associate professor, director
Leif Allmendinger, M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, associate professor emeritus
Michael Barnes, M.F.A., University of Iowa, professor
Sinclair Bell, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, associate professor
Douglas G. Boughton, Ph.D., University of Alberta (Canada), professor
Todd Buck, M.S.M.E., University of Illinois, Chicago, professor
Steven Ciampaglia, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, associate professor
Sarah Evans, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, associate professor
Kerry Freedman, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, professor
Billie Giese, M.F.A., University of Kansas, associate professor
Aleksandra Giza, Ph.D., Silesian University (Katowice, Poland) associate professor
Cynthia Hellyer-Heinz, M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, associate professor
Rebecca Houze, Ph.D., University of Chicago, professor
Kathryn Kahn, M.F.A., Yale University, associate professor
Jeff K. Kowalski, Ph.D., Yale University, Distinguished Research Professor emeritus
Yih-Wen Kuo, M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, professor
Jessica Labatte, M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, assistant professor
Christine LoFaso, M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, professor
Kimberly Martens, M.S.M.E., University of Illinois, Chicago, professor
Helen Nagata, Ph.D., Stanford University, associate professor
James Obermeier, M.F.A., Indiana University, associate professor
Mary Quinlan, Ph.D., University of Chicago, professor
Steven Quinn, B.Ed., University of Colorado, associate professor
Catherine Raymond, Ph.D., Sorbonne Paris (France), Presidential Engagement Professor
Michael Rea, M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, assistant professor
Nina Rizzo, M.F.A., University of Texas, Austin, associate professor
Charlotte Rollman, M.F.A., University of Illinois, professor emeritus
Kurt Schultz, M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, associate professor
Lee Sido, M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, associate professor emeritus
Richard Siegesmund, Ph.D., Stanford University, professor
Kryssi Staikidis, Ed.D., Columbia University, New York, associate professor
Perrin Stamatis, M.F.A., University of Illinois, Chicago, assistant professor
Frank Trankina, M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, professor
Ann van Dijk, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, associate professor
Shei-Chau Wang, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, associate professor
Harry J. Wirth, B.S., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, professor emeritus
Bart Woodstrup, M.F.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, associate professor