The Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts is dedicated to providing instruction a sound education in the arts that will provide a student with the knowledge and creativity that is necessary in today’s working environment. We offer instruction in various studio and commercial art disciplines including ceramics, drawing, graphic design, illustration, painting and sculpture.
The Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts is part of the School of Fine Arts, and is located on the second floor of Moses-Provine on the OBU campus. The facility is currently under renovation, and will contain gallery spaces, workshops, and a computer lab containing the latest in imaging equipment. Students may choose one of three degree paths: art education, graphic design, or studio art, with curriculum designed to provide all majors with a foundation in design principles leading to advanced instruction in their chosen major, with a strong liberal arts focus. More information about the majors offered here.
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Opportunities For Study and Service
The Department of Visual arts offers students a number of advantages including regular exhibits in the Hammons Gallery featuring the work of professional, working artists and designers; workshops and demonstrations in a variety of media by visiting artists; studio space, classrooms and a digital media lab where students may pursue their own creative work. Additionally, each major participates in a senior exhibit in the Hammons Gallery prior to graduation. There are also a number of service opportunities that students can engage in order to use their skills to serve others in the community through their art.
How Do I Apply?
Scholarships are available for all areas of the Visual Arts. Download the Scholarship Application Guide here: Word document (docx)• Brochure (pdf)