The studio art program at CNU emphasizes the development of a personal creative vision and the mastery of technical skills to fulfill that vision.Through the study of the visual arts, students learn how to think critically, find creative solutions to problems while at the same time express themselves through their art and their own individuality as artists.

Consult the undergraduate catalog for more information.

Studio art courses include:

  • 2-D Design
  • 3-D Design
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing
  • Figure Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed Media
  • Darkroom Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation
  • Digital Imaging and Video Art

Art history is the academic study of the history and development of the visual arts, including painting, sculpture and architecture. Students in the art history program at CNU are offered in-depth courses in the history and development of art and visual culture. The emphasis in the art history program is on scholarship and research.

Consult the undergraduate catalog for more information.

Art history courses include:

  • World Art in Context I and II
  • Pre-Columbian Art
  • Caribbean Art 
  • African Art
  • Baroque Art
  • Medieval Art
  • Asian Art
  • Arts in the United States
  • Italian Renaissance Art
  • Northern Renaissance Art
  • Modern Art
  • Art of the 20th Century to the Present

CNU studio art majors are able to complete their bachelor's and master of arts in teaching degrees within five years. Application to the program must be made in the spring of the junior year. For admission requirements and more information about this program, please visit the Office of Teacher Preparation.

Students majoring in art can prepare to teach elementary school, pre-kindergarten through grade 6, all core subjects, or elementary through secondary school, grades pre-kindergarten through 12th in the content area of art.

For more information, consult the graduate catalog or contact Dr. Marsha Sprague, director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program, at or (757) 594-7388.