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Elizabeth City State University

Department of Art

The Department of Art offers a solid foundation in a variety of courses to students who are interested in the studio arts, graphic design, art education or theatre arts. Instruction is given in drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, photography, printmaking, and ceramics. The Department also offers a full range of instruction in art history including Western and non-Western art from a multicultural perspective. A minor is available in Theatre, allowing for the development of skills in various facets of theatre production including directing, acting, and play production. Students who desire to teach art will complete a series of education courses to obtain K-12 Licensure. The objectives of the Art Department for prospective art teachers are to develop:

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