Art Department

With a grounding in art and design fundamentals, the study of Art at Western State Colorado University prepares graduates to pursue advanced studies leading to a variety of careers.

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 PaintingPhotographyPrintmakingCeramicsJewelrySculpture and Graphic Design.

Art majors include:

Scholarships

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309.

 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​

Find out more about Western's Art Program at www.western.edu/art​.

Directory

Faculty

Lecturer in Art
B.A., Eastern Illinois University; M.A., Eastern Illinois University; M.F.A.,Ohio State University.
Phone:
Office Location:
Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., Western State College of Colorado; M.F.A., Radford University.
Phone: (970) 943-2040
Office Location: Quigley Hall 225
Professor of Art
B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., Western Michigan University; , Ed.M., Nazareth College, , Ph.D., Canbourne University.
Phone: (970) 943-3083
Office Location: Quigley Hall 230
Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., Western State College of Colorado; M.F.A., New Mexico State University.
Phone: (970) 943-2035
Office Location: Quigley Hall 239
Professor of Art
B.A., Colorado State University; M.A., Adams State College; M.F.A., Kansas State University.
Phone: (970) 943-3080
Office Location: Quigley Hall 227
Chair, Department of Art, Professor of Art
B.A., M.A., University of Victoria; Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin.
Phone: (970) 943-3031
Office Location: Quigley Hall 228
Professor of Art
Ph.D. The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH, 1998; M.L.S. University of Denver, 1992; B.A. Western State College, 1974
Phone: 970-943-2192
Office Location: Quigley 226
Lecturer in Art
B.F.A. West Virginia University; M.F.A., University of North Carolina.
Phone: (970) 943-2004
Office Location: Quigley Hall 223