A bachelor's degree in art gives the graduate several choices for a career. Many graduates enter the field of education and work as teachers in elementary and secondary schools. Art majors are encouraged to pursue and specialize in their interests on a graduate level. Various types of jobs are available in art museums, art galleries, architectural, and interior design firms. A degree in Art also gives the student the opportunity to elect to pursue art on a private basis. An education in the arts tends to develop qualities of insight, imagination, self-respect, self-discipline, and initiative that are an asset both professionally and personally.
The art curriculum is designed to give students training in a wide range of visual arts and a variety of experiences in different media which will provide them with a broad, knowledgeable background. Students in teacher education may earn a degree in art. These students are given insights and knowledge to create the methods and procedures for classroom teaching situations.
The Art Department at College of Saint Mary (CSM) also offers a unique opportunity to participate in the operation of the Hillmer Art Gallery - located in the Walsh Administration Building. The Hillmer is one of the finest exhibit spaces in Nebraska. The students not only have the opportunity to view the works of distinguished artists who exhibit in the gallery, but also have the opportunity to display their own works.
The art faculty is committed to providing the opportunity and environment for the best possible education in the visual arts. The faculty is committed to the concept that art is expressive of the whole person: intellect, emotion and spirit; and that a self-disciplined education in the liberal arts provides a core experience for meeting life on any terms.
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