Faculty: B. Drennan
The primary purpose of the Department of Visual Arts at Malone University is to provide students with an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become competent artists and art educators. This process takes place in a Christian environment where serious art studies find common ground with the liberal arts and the practical demands of the profession. By providing a solid art curriculum, it is the intention of the Department of Visual Arts to prepare students for those life-long experiences they may encounter in art and as artists, art educators, and individuals who seek creative expression.
The faculty of the Department of Visual Arts is committed to providing all Malone students with educational opportunities designed to stimulate an increasing awareness and interest in art. Because the essence of a culture is reflected in its art, we attempt to enhance cultural awareness through a variety of experiences in the arts. Study in the fine arts should cultivate an appreciation for the arts, encourage participation and employment in the arts, and provide opportunities for the development of the necessary skills for creation and evaluation of specific art forms. Experiences in art are available to both majors and non-majors as essential components of a liberal arts education.
Malone University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in art and a Bachelor of Science degree with multi-age teaching licensure in visual arts . An art minor is also offered.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to identify and utilize the basic ideas, forms, terminology, and processes that are from historical references to modern and contemporary art within the range of the disciplines offered in the department.
- Students will have knowledge of the ideas, forms, and significant works of art in the traditions of art forms developed by cultures from around the world.
- Students will be able to express in written form a reflection of the Junior Review process noting the positive and negative aspects of the process and the way they can utilize the feedback they have received.
- Students will be able to exhibit a body of work for their Senior Show that will be assessed by the department on the works created before and after their Junior Review. This exhibit with an accompanying reception represents their final evaluation from the department.
- Students will be able to articulate both in verbal and written form basic relationships between the Christian faith and the visual arts throughout each semester.
The Department of Visual Arts requires a grade of C- or higher in all courses in the art majors, minor, or cognate. Art or visual arts education majors receiving a grade lower than C- will be permitted a one-time repeat of a course.
Students pursuing the Visual Arts Education major must maintain a minimum 2.75 major and cumulative GPA to progress through the teacher licensure program and to register for education courses at the 300 level or above. See details of the assessment requirements and criteria for teacher licensure programs in the School of Education and Human Development . Visual Arts Education majors must also pass the junior portfolio review and the Ohio Assessments for Educators to be accepted into the major.
ProgramsUndergraduate MajorUndergraduate Minor