John Griffith, M.Ed., Chairperson

Art and design majors at the Mount will discover a wealth of opportunities to explore and develop their artistic abilities. The Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art & Design Building houses spacious studios with abundant natural light, wireless computer connection, late hours and the Studio San Giuseppe, an art gallery that welcomes students and visitors with engaging professional exhibitions that parallel the art and design programs, as well as faculty and student exhibits.

Students are encouraged to explore cooperative education work assignments in their concentrations. All art and design majors are eligible to study and work abroad.

Students are also encouraged to participate in Service Learning, a reflective educational experience unique to the Mount in which students can earn academic credit for meaningful community service activities, like Working in Neighborhoods (WIN) or with Habitat for Humanity.

Departmental Review

Formal admission to the Department of Art & Design is contingent upon the submission of a portfolio of college-level work to the faculty for review and determination. This review usually occurs after the completion of at least 18 credit hours in art and design at the Mount. Transfer students may apply after the completion of 18 hours of art and design courses at the college level, with at least the last six hours of studio course credits completed at the Mount. More advanced transfer students can be reviewed upon entry. Review approval is an overall departmental requirement for graduation.

Transfer students into the Department of Art & Design are expected to satisfy a minimum department residency requirement of 9 hours in the major including Thesis. Specific determination of necessary courses is made through review of the student’s portfolio at the time of entry.