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Cottey offers a minor in art.

Cottey College student sculpting a pot in the pottery studio
Cottey College student drawing on a sketchpad in art studio

Program Description

Cottey’s art minor provides a unique opportunity for students to develop skills in problem-solving and understanding of the visual arts as a vital part of their liberal arts education through a range of beginning and intermediate studio art courses. For those students who plan to pursue further studies in art, there are career opportunities in animation, art education, art history, illustration, tattooing, gallery direction, graphic design, and studio art.

The Fine Arts Department offers well-equipped classrooms and studio areas for ceramics, painting, graphic design, drawing, and sculpture housed in the newly constructed Judy and Glenn Rogers Fine Arts Building. The Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts includes an art gallery that is used for the exhibition of artwork of students and regional and national artists. The Rubie Burton Academic Center holds a Student Gallery in the Western corridor which exhibits work from students year-round.

Signature Courses

  • ART 213 Painting I

    Study of color, composition, and perception through use
    of painting media. Includes study of basic techniques of oil
    painting. Five-and-a-half studio hours per week.

  • ART 251 Ceramics I

    Introduces basic and advanced hand building techniques,
    preparation and use of clay and glazes, surface finishing
    techniques, and kiln operation. Emphasizes development of
    aesthetics and personal expression in creating sculptural and
    vessel-oriented work. Five-and-a-half studio hours per week.

  • ART 265 Arts in the Community

    Arts in the Community introduces approaches to networking
    with other artists and stresses the importance of creating
    sustainable connections.

    It studies the benefits and advantages of collaborating with others in a creative approach as well as a comprehensive examination of systems and organizations that utilize art and collaboration in order to further understand each other.

  • ART 131 Drawing I

    Introduces techniques of drawing. Includes study of line media,
    representation of form, values, and composition. Stresses
    basic skills of representation in traditional media, and includes
    exploration of nontraditional forms. Subjects include figures,
    nature, and studio studies. Five-and-a-half studio hours per

Career Outcomes

  • Career Outcomes

    • Animation
    • Art education
    • Art history
    • Illustration
    • Tattooing
    • Gallery direction
    • Graphic design
    • Studio art
Cottey College student presenting her art

Why Cottey’s art program is unique.

Cottey’s art program has small class sizes that provide individualized attention from each instructor, great facilities with access to various materials, and no prerequisites to take beginning level classes.

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