Available as major (B.A. and B.S. degrees)
Capturing emotions and expressions visually is the skill and job of the visual artist. Olivet’s knowledgeable faculty will help nurture and grow the artist within you while preparing you for a successful career.
Nurture and grow the artist within you while preparing for your professional career. Develop your own expression as you learn the basic techniques. Study the history of art and the work of noted artists. Explore the abstract, representational, experimental and conceptual facets of drawing, illustration and painting.At Olivet, you can:
ConcentrationsLearn more about the world of digital art with a Digital Graphics concentration. Experiment with digital collage, photo painting, digital painting, graphic illustrations and more. With a Drawing/Illustration concentration, find the freedom to work in a variety of media – pen and ink, charcoal, pastels. Discover the nuances of shapes, perspective and color theory. Develop your skills with figures, still life and gesture drawing. Pursue a Painting concentration, and delve into color mixing and composition. Create in oils, acrylics and watercolors — on canvas and a multitude of other surfaces.A Photography concentration gives you the opportunity to sharpen your skills with still and video cameras, lenses, lighting and software.Putting knowledge to workLearn about budgeting and adjusting for reality in working with clients. Collaborate with other departments on exciting projects, such as:
Focus your studies by choosing a concentration in digital graphics, drawing/illustration, painting and/or photography.
Mary Beth Koszut