What you see within these pages is the essence of years of rigorous reviews, intensive requirements, and endless deadlines. These are the efforts/relics of the many highly motivated, independent-minded students who have a strong desire to make and challenge conventional ideas. This catalog is the celebration and calm after the storm. It is where art historians, art educators, designers, and artists present their labors to the broader community. It symbolizes the remains of that period of time before they transition to a career after Illinois. These artists, designers, scholars and educators will be the ones who will thoughtfully challenge the prevailing conventions of artistic expression, develop new forms, and become innovators and leaders in their chosen fields in response to the needs and values of a global society.
Nan Goggin, Director
The School of Art + Design offers a BFA in: Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Metals, New Media, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture. A BA in Art History is offered jointly by the School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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