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Admission to the areas of study in art studio and visual communication under the B.F.A. in art studio and design 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 Art Studio and Design 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 and Visual Studies (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 art studio classes in one semester.
Transfer applicants for all emphases of the B.F.A. degree in art studio and design (Design and Media Arts, Art 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
Douglas G. Boughton, Ph.D., University of Alberta (Canada), professor, director
Michael Barnes, M.F.A., University of Iowa, Presidential Research Professor
Sinclair Bell, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Presidential Teaching Professor
Todd Buck, M.A.M.S., University of Illinois, Chicago, 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), professor
Kelly Gross, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, assistant professor
Cynthia Hellyer-Heinz, M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, associate professor
Rebecca Houze, Ph.D., University of Chicago, professor
Joseph Insley, M.F.A., M.S., University of Illinois, Chicago, research associate professor
Yih-Wen Kuo, M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, professor
Jessica Labatte, M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, associate professor
Kimberly Martens, M.A.M.S., 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
Catherine Raymond, Ph.D., Sorbonne Paris (France), Presidential Engagement Professor
Michael Rea, M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, associate professor
Nina Rizzo, M.F.A., University of Texas, Austin, associate professor
John Siblik, M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, associate professor
Kryssi Staikidis, Ed.D., Columbia University, New York, 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
Amanda VanValkenburg, M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, assistant professor
Shei-Chau Wang, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, associate professor
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