The Maryville College Art Department strives to prepare students for lifelong intellectual and emotional engagement with the study and practice of art. The purpose of the art program is to introduce, encourage and strengthen skills, attitudes and knowledge that enable students to become creators, caretakers and advocates of the arts.
The Art Department is an academic community committed to challenging students with a stimulating program of study that balances individual instruction, cooperative learning and independent research. For Art majors and Art minors, the art curricula complements broad knowledge grounded in the liberal arts tradition with specialized expertise in the students' chosen field. For all students, the curriculum embraces the belief that art both enriches and is enriched by its interconnectedness with other areas of human behavior. Art Majors choose from the following concentration areas: Drawing, Ceramics, Painting, and Photography.
For more information, please contact Ashley Abbott, recruiter for the Fine Arts Division.
Maryville College Works is a comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.
The Maryville Curriculum, often called the “core” curriculum, consists of 51 credit hours. Some general education requirements are waived by virtue of the student’s major; others may be met by demonstration of competence. List of Core Courses:
|Approved Existing Classes for New Core
(Other Courses to be added)
|First Year Seminar||FYS110|
|Composition & Speech||ENG110 & ENG120|
|Religion, Spirituality and Critical Thought||BIB130 or BIB140|
|Literary Studies||LIT270 or LIT290|
|Historical Reasoning||WCV180 or WCV190|
|Empirical Study of Person and Society||PSY101, SOC101, PLS211, ECN221, ECN201|
|Culture and Intercultural Dynamics||WRC370|
[Students must complete 2 courses: 1 life science and 1 physical science. One of the 2 must include a lab]
|SCI150, SCI350, BIO113, BIO115, BIO217, CHM111, CHM121, PHY101, PHY201|
|Mathematical Reasoning||STA120, CSC111, MTH125|
|Second Language||Completion of a 120 course in second language (e.g., SPN120, etc.)|
|Creative Arts||FNA140, ART102, ART121, THT101, THT204,
3 HRS in any one of:
MUSE12, MUSE13, MUSE14, MUSE15, MUSE16, ART124, ART125, ART126
|Ethical Citizenship in the World||ETH490|
|U.S. Pluralism||Designated Courses TBD|
Students successfully completing the program of study will have achieved the following:
- Exhibit high standards of scholarship, creativity and integrity
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of diverse styles, genres, media as well as technical and aesthetic proficiency in at least one medium
- Show a commitment to and self-critical awareness of their own work
- Understand major art historical movements and the broad historical and cultural contexts in which they occurred
- Demonstrate understanding of key aesthetic, ethical and technological issues that inform contemporary debate in the arts
- Make and defend informed judgments concerning historical and contemporary works of art
- Express sufficient understanding of the art world and how it works to enable effective participation