You can choose from four majors within the Art program at Morningside College: art education, graphic design, photography, studio art and interdisciplinary (arts administration).
Studio art focuses on drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and illustration. Graduates become active artists, attend graduate school, work in museums or pursue other professional art careers.
Graphic design combines traditional art with digital technology to communicate ideas and messages effectively. Students become adept at publication, signage, package and magazine design; illustration; web, multimedia and interactive design; and animation and digital video production. Recent graduates have found jobs as art directors, in-house corporate graphic designers and magazine editorial designers.
Photography emphasizes problem-solving and technical skills, design and digital imaging. Students use fully equipped darkrooms, studios and automatic processing equipment to complete work in black and white and color photography. A computer lab allows students to enhance and print digital images. Photography graduates find work in advertising or as corporate, commercial, industrial, portrait or fine art photographers. Some work as photojournalists and others operate their own studios.
Art education prepares students to teach at the elementary and secondary (K-12) level. Students complete this major and education courses for required certification.
An interdisciplinary major of arts administration combines business with an emphasis area in the arts, including studio art, photography, music performance, theatre and dance.