Art and Art History
In today’s competitive art environment, a comprehensive liberal arts education is critical to a student’s future success. Wittenberg’s active, engaged learning environment offers excellent art training within the liberal arts tradition.
The core of the Art Department is made up of practicing artists and art historians who invite students to choose among several concentrations, including Art History, Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Sculpture, Silver Jewelry, Photography and Digital Imaging, Printmaking, and Graphic Design.
The small classes at Wittenberg (ratio of about 10:1) provide an environment in which the faculty can work closely with the students to help them reach their creative, intellectual, and technical potentials, while aiding each student in discovering the particular area that most interests them. The nurturing environment strengthens each student's personal aesthetics and intellectual engagement as well.
We encourage innovation and experimentation, as well as critical inquiry in both Studio Art and Art History. This process culminates with a senior thesis project, the creation of a professional portfolio for Studio Art, and presentation of theses at competitive national conferences for students in Art History.
Our students have gone on to careers with Dreamworks Productions, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Adventures, Bower Design and Twinrocker Paper Mill. Others serve as gallery directors, museum curators and even a children’s book illustrator.