Nov 28, 2023  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog

Art & Design

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Offered on the Crete campus

Associate Professor Stearns
Visiting Assistant Professor Augustine

The department of Art & Design at Doane offers students a solid Liberal Arts education with several Art emphases to choose from:

  1. Liberal Arts Emphasis (Usually combined with another major: ex. Art/Business, Art/Theatre, Art/Biology);
  2. Professional Emphasis in studio arts allows students to acquire additional credits in anticipation of pursuing a graduate school degree;
  3. Art history emphasis which allows students to prepare for a grad degree in art history or museum studies;
  4. Certification emphasis which prepares students for K-12 teaching.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing the Art program, students will: 

  1. Understand and integrate foundational elements and principles of art within a variety of disciplines through a multi-media environment.
  2. Develop an understanding and appreciation of the history of art while manifesting contemporary theory and practices through research.
  3. Develop innovative thinking and practice through exploration of social, cultural, and political issues/topics resulting in a personal aesthetic and artistic identity.
  4. Obtain and establish a strong visual literacy for becoming an informed visual evaluator and problem solver.
  5. Generate a creative philosophy and portfolio of artistic work congruent with professional practice.



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