Western Art students earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a standard major or a comprehensive major – which allows students to specialize in Studio Art (i.e.: Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Jewelry, Sculpture), Graphic Design, K-12 Education licensure and Art History. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is for students wishing to become professionals or pursue graduate studies in Art. It is a comprehensive major in which students study Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Jewelry, Sculpture and Graphic Design.
Art majors include:
Mary L. Alber Memorial Art Education Scholarship
To provide scholarship assistance for Art students, celebrating the memory of Mary L. Alber, Western class of 1942. Amount of award determined by available funds. Renewable.
• Full-time formally-admitted junior or senior Art majors seeking Art Education Licensure.
• Students must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours, have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater, and demonstrate a strong interest in art education and the potential to
become a successful teacher in art.
The Brian Hirsh Award
The Brian Hirsh Award is Available to:
The small award is for a graduating senior, to give him/her a start in his/her career, perhaps to start a web site, a fee or an art show or art supplies; however, there are no strings attached. Must be a graduating Art major with skills in sculpturing, preferably in hand built ceramics.
Art Award Provided by:
The Brian Hirsh Award has been established by Joel and Barbara Hirsh to provide an award to a Western State Colorado University Senior majoring in Art. This scholarship serves to honor the art talent of Brian Hirsh, a 2001 graduate of Western who passed away in 2012.
Scholarship Recipient Selected by:
The recipient will be determined by the Art faculty, in consultation with Financial Aid.
Application: Contact the Department of Art and Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2071 - Quigley Hall 101