Art and Design
Chair: Todd S. Jokl, M.F.A.
Coordinators: Interior Design, Christy Somerville; Art, Digital Art and Design and Graphic Design, Todd S. Jokl, M.F.A.
Assistant Professors: John Arabolos, M.F.A., Pratt Institute; Todd Jokl, M.A., University of Connecticut; Christy A. Somerville, M.A., California State University, Long Beach
Lecturers: Jesse Peck, M.A., Washington State University; Joseph Smolinski, M.F.A., University of Connecticut
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.