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Department Of Art


The Department of Art offers students who are interested in the studio arts, graphic design, or theater arts a solid foundation in a variety of courses. Instruction is given in drawing, painting, sculpture, filmmaking, graphic design, photography, printmaking, ceramics and jewelry. The Department offers a full range of instruction in art history including Western and non-Western art from a multicultural perspective. An evolving core of courses is available in theater arts, allowing for the development of skills in various facets of theater production including directing, acting, and play production. Minors are also available in museum studies, art therapy, graphic design and theatre. Students who desire to teach art will minor in Education (K-12). The objectives of the Art Department for prospective art teachers are to:ECSU Art

  1. Develop positive attitudes about oneself, about others, about art and art education;
  2. Develop the concepts and skills necessary for understanding and producing art;
  3. Develop knowledge and appreciation of art in the past and present of various cultures;
  4. Develop knowledge of art and art education as a vocation, and as a profession; and
  5. Develop philosophy of and skills in art education.

Alexis JoynerAlexis Joyner, MFA, Chair
Department of Art
125 Fine Arts Building
Campus Box 912
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
252-335-3345 | Fax: 252-335-3482