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Capital offers five distinct academic programs for the art major that lead to a bachelor of arts degree. Students may choose to major in art or art therapy, and can earn teaching certification for elementary and/or secondary education. An art therapy minor is available for art and art education majors.Program flexibility enables Capital students to complete off-campus internships in such areas as interior design or commercial art. Students have worked for state agencies, advertising agencies and print shops.Advanced standing in art is possible through portfolio examination of work completed independently or at another institution. Students are encouraged to participate in local competitions. A student exhibit is held each year in The Schumacher Gallery. Capital University faculty members stress individual guidance and instruction. Each instructor in the art department is a practicing artist, and is competent in art history and art education. Artists in residence and visiting lecturers add enrichment to department offerings throughout the year.Course requirements, acomplete listing of courses and an explanation of our general education requirements can be found in our online course bulletin.
Capital's graduates have obtained positions in such professional areas as teaching in public and private schools, working as professional studio artists and serving as art therapists. Many have prepared for graduate study in studio art, art history, art therapy, art education and arts administration.
At Capital, the art department has a single purpose—to develop proficient and creative students in the fine arts within the scope of a liberal arts education.Supplementing the studio areas are art exhibits in Capital's Schumacher Gallery. In addition to its extensive collection of original paintings and sculpture, the gallery hosts traveling exhibits and a variety of creative programs. Students are encouraged to attend gallery receptions where they can meet informally with artists and others who share an interest in art.Since Capital University is located in a metropolitan setting, students also have other art facilities such as local galleries, museums and noted environmental art at their disposal, all within minutes of campus.
Here's what some of Capital's fine arts alumni are doing now:
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Capital University is a private four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley. Copyright © 2013 Capital University