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About Art and Design program
Art and Design Faculty
Location: Building 45, Room 2022 in the Fine Arts Center Phone: (904) 620-4037.Web Address: http://www.unf.edu/coas/art-design
Chair: Debra Murphy, Ph.D.
The mission of
the Department of Art and Design is to provide outstanding undergraduate
teaching in the disciplines of studio arts (including painting, drawing &
printmaking, ceramics and sculpture), photography, graphic design & digital
media and art history, and to instill creative, analytical, applied and
theoretical skills while providing opportunities for transformational
experiences such as internships, directed research and study tours and programs
of Art and Design offers courses of study leading to career preparation in fine
arts, graphic design & digital media, and art history as practitioners,
teachers, artists or consultants; provides service courses in art and art
history to other disciplines in the University; and fosters individual
professional growth and cultural enhancement by promoting artistic production
and scholarly research on the part of the faculty and students. The department
seeks to enrich the cultural atmosphere and intellectual awareness of the
University and Northeast Florida through art exhibitions, lectures, seminars,
workshops and study abroad opportunities.
The comprehensive, multifaceted art curriculum is designed to produce an
artistically sophisticated graduate with realistic expectations to compete in
the job market or pursue graduate study. Program concentrations are in
painting, drawing and printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and graphic design
& digital media. All studio and design concentrations emphasize a hands-on
approach and feature opportunities for exhibition and presentation. Access to
the greater Jacksonville area lends additional professional appeal because of
its vibrant arts community, numerous exhibition venues and art museums. The
Department works closely with MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF,
and the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. UNF faculty members are involved in
curating exhibitions at the museums, presenting lectures and serving on museum
offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts with concentrations in
painting/drawing/printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography and graphic
design and digital media. A Bachelor of Arts in Art History is also offered.
Minors are offered in Fine Arts, Photography, Art History and Ceramics.
sponsors an annual study abroad program in Italy where students can study and
experience first hand some of the most important works from western
civilization. Art History and studio courses are offered. Students visit both
smaller towns and large urban centers such as Florence and Naples while the
majority of the program is anchored in Rome. Other study abroad programs are
offered on a rotating basis such as graphic design and digital media programs
in Brazil and Ireland.
several competitive scholarships available for majors in the department to help
support study abroad opportunities.
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There are two
student exhibitions a year, the Juried Student show and the Senior Show, both
are at the University Gallery in Building 2 on the UNF campus.
Students interested in Museum Studies and gallery work
may be interested in internships at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and
MOCA Jacksonville. In addition, classes in Curatorial Practices are offered in the University Gallery of Art
on the UNF campus. The Department also maintains and curates a regular
exhibition schedule in the UNF Gallery at MOCA.
also available in graphic design firms and corporations, photography studios,
various galleries, the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and area
hospitals that coordinate art therapy programs.
There are a number of student
organizations in the department including the Sculptors’ Guild, the Pottery
Guild, the Photo Club and The Osprey Design Club. The various clubs mount an
annual Art Festival with music, door prizes and outstanding art for sale.
The faculty of
the Department of Art and Design is composed of award winning professors and
artists who have established national and international reputations. The
Faculty holds membership in a variety of professional organizations including
the College Art Association, the Southeastern College Art Association, the
Renaissance Society of America, Southern Graphics International, AIGA, and the
Society for Photographic Education, among others.
Through generous support from the
family of the late Barbara Ritzman Devereux, an artist of national stature is
invited annually to campus to work with students, exhibit and lecture.
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Begley, Associate Professor
Peter S. Brown,
Coglianese, Associate Professor
Cruz, Associate Professor
Nofa F. Dixon, Associate
Trevor T. Dunn,
Goloborotko, Assistant Professor
Heuer, Associate Professor
Heywood, Associate Professor
Jason C. John,
Karabinis, Associate Professor
Kyle R. Keith, Senior Instructor
Nabi, Assistant Professor
Trice, Assistant Professor
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