Art and Design
Chair: Joseph Smolinski, M.F.A.
Coordinators: Interior Design, Jessie Peck, M.A.; Art, Digital Art and Design and Graphic Design, Joseph Smolinski, M.F.A.
Assistant Professors: John Arabolos, M.F.A., Pratt Institute; Jamie Lynn Slenker, M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
Lecturers: Cecilla Mandrile, Ph.D., University of the West of England, UK; Jesse Peck, M.A., Washington State University; Robert Rattner, M.A. New York University; Joseph Smolinski, M.F.A., University of Connecticut; Hollis Sutherland, M.F.A., Endicott College
Study of the visual arts provides an opportunity for self-realization and gives the individual a perception of his or her relationship to society. Foundational courses in the basics of two- and three-dimensional design, color, and drawing, plus work in major disciplines such as painting, sculpture, and the use of computers as a design tool provide the student with the necessary vocabulary for effective visual communication.
Knowledge of the development of art throughout human cultural evolution from the cave era to present day is provided through studies in art history and the contemporary art scene. Thus, equipped with a working vocabulary of visual form and a sense of art history, students progress toward the goal of making a mature visual statement in their chosen field.
University of New Haven art programs provide preparation for graduate study or career opportunities in fields related to art, graphic design, interior design, and architecture.
Students in all B.A. art programs listed below must complete at least 121 credits. These courses must include the core requirements for the University and the required courses as listed for each program.