2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Fine Arts

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The department of fine arts offers a bachelor of arts (BA) degree with a major in art and a certification option in art (K-12), a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree with a major in graphic design, fine arts (with a concentration in a particular studio area), and figurative studies, and a certification option in art (K-12).The department offers minors in art history, graphic design, and in performing arts.


Anthony Borchardt, associate professor of fine arts
Mark Douglas, associate professor of art
Deanna Jent, professor of performing arts; chairperson of the department of fine arts
Tim Liddy, professor of fine arts
Victor Wang, professor of fine arts

Majors in Art and Fine Arts

The majors in art and fine arts provide a sequence of courses through which the students learn to master the fundamentals of visual communication and various media and tools. Historical and contemporary aesthetic ideas, both western and non-western, are explored in the studio classes and in art history. With these skills the students are directed by the faculty in the search for form and personal discovery within their artistic discipline.

In the BA program the student majors in art with no concentration. In the BFA program the student majors in fine arts and chooses a concentration in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, or sculpture, or a studio concentration combining two compatible disciplines. The BA and the BFA degree programs also offer teacher certification for K-12. The BFA in Graphic Design is primarily focused on electronic and digital media. The BFA in Figurative Studies is offered for those students wishing to pursue a concentrated, directed degree in figurative art making.

The department of fine arts offers four graduate programs, a 30-hour master of arts degree for students involved in business and industry or K-12 teaching, a 60-hour master of fine arts degree for students primarily interested in improving studio skills or preparing for college-level teaching, and a 30-hour master of arts degree in theatre.

Academic Policies and Regulations

For detailed information on academic policies and regulations, please refer to the graduate program information section in this catalog.

Dual Undergraduate/Graduate Enrollment

For detailed information on dual undergraduate/graduate enrollment, please refer to academic policies and regulations in the graduate section in this catalog.

Teacher Certification Requirements

Full information on teacher certification policies, procedures, and requirements are found in the section titled Teacher Certification at Fontbonne University following the graduate program section in this catalog.

For information and for application materials contact the department below or apply online.

Fine Arts Graduate Programs
Fine Arts Department
Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63l05-3098


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