The aim of the Department of Art is to prepare and empower students
Students acquire technical skills and gain confidence to work with a
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts
Students choose from several areas of study:
The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts are accredited by the
Students must note the following:
The Art Department Faculty are here to mentor and advise you regarding the requirements needed to graduate with either a Bachelor of Arts, Art or Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art degree. The first step is to make certain that you have been accepted as a Pre-BFA student and provided the necessary documents (e.g. transcripts, letters and other pertinent information). These documents should be sent to the Arts Information Secretary. Her office is located at the Information Center on the 3rd Floor of the Fine Arts Building. Room 302. Her phone number is (907) 786-1783. If you have any other questions contact the Art Administrative Assistant at (907) 786-1321. The second step is to make sure that you have an advising file on record. Once your documents have been sent to the Arts Information Secretary a file will be made for you and an advisor will be assigned to you. Make sure you set up an appointment with a professor at the very outset of the semester to discuss what courses you should take as an incoming Freshman or Transfer student, or if you have been in the university system without an advisor. It is important to have strategies to survive the university experience. A faculty advisor will prove to be a mentor of inestimable value. Your advisor will use worksheets to plan and follow your progress and discuss any problems you might have regarding your course of studies. Another excellent source for advising is through the College of Arts and Sciences. Contact one of the Student Success Coordinators and they will also guide you through he labyrinth of procedures that can be confusing. The Student Success Coordinators work with the various departments and have been of great value in advising our Art students. The contact number is 786-1357 and the e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. The Art Department faculty can advise any Art major, but are usually assigned to students interested in their area.