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    Fort Lewis College
    Jul 19, 2024  
2017 - 2018 Catalog of Courses 
2017 - 2018 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art and Design

Department Chair: Paul Booth

Professors: Chad Colby (Studio Art Coordinator), Susan Moss and Amy Wendland
Associate Professors: Paul Booth (Communication Design Coordinator), Jay Dougan, and Anthony Holmquist
Assistant Professor: Cory Pillen (Art History Minor Coordinator) and Anthony Carton
Gallery Director and Lecturer: Andrea Martens

These programs balance a liberal arts framework with real world professional practices specific to the visual arts. The program is committed to developing students as effective conceptual thinkers, communicators, and creative problem solvers.

The Studio Art Major  offers students the chance to build skills, explore concepts, employ current technologies, learn safe studio practices, and hone their professionalism. With the guidance of mentoring faculty who are active artists themselves, our majors explore a high-caliber variety of course work that prepares them to participate in one of the many facets of the art world.

Possible Career Paths:

  • Fine Artist
  • Illustrator / Animator
  • Art Therapist
  • Gallery Director
  • Art Education

The purpose of the Communication Design Major  is to produce students with skills in traditional (logos, branding, publications, packaging, advertising, typography) as well as digital (mobile, websites, online interfaces and user experience) applications to become marketable for a variety of career paths. The curriculum introduces students to the principles of design, client research, conceptual development and image creation. Studio courses, internships and the generation of a professional portfolio prepare students for employment within the advertising and design industry.

Possible Career Paths:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Design Education

The Art History Minor  provides a rich and unique understanding of social and cultural movements through the lens of art. This minor is a good foundation for applying to graduate art and art history programs, and important background for a career in art-related fields such as museum studies, gallery management, architecture, advertising, and art marketing. In all, this minor promotes visual literacy, giving our students the ability to become informed citizens who comprehend the power of images to communicate and shape their world.

Majors in Art

Communication Design Major  
Studio Art Major  

Minors in Art

Art History Minor  
Communication Design Minor  
Studio Art Minor