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Art
College of Arts and Humanities
Graphic Design
College of Arts and Humanities
Studio Art
College of Arts and Humanities
Art
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Department Contact:

Gregg Schlanger
509-963-2665
gregg.schlanger@cwu.edu

Department Website: http://www.cwu.edu/art/ba-art
Introduction

Turn your passion for art into a profession. At CWU, art students push their creative boundaries and gain the practical tools necessary to begin a successful career in the art world.

Opportunities

Students in CWU’s art department can study a wide range of mediums including: ceramics; drawing; graphic design; jewelry and metalsmithing; painting; photography; sculpture; and wood design.

Why this program?

Art students work closely with award-winning artists, designers, painters, and other gifted instructors who can help bring their work to the next level.

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Graphic Design
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Department Contact:

Gregg Schlanger
509-963-2665
gregg.schlanger@cwu.edu

Introduction

The study of graphic arts is about conveying emotion or information, or telling a story—but using images and design as well as words. Graphic artists learn critical thinking as well as the fundamentals of design, style, typography, illustration, and sequential art.

Opportunities

Students learn how to create an effective design through the exploration of digital and print media. As part of the graphic design program, students complete a summer internship with a professional design agency or company, and learn by doing it themselves.

Why this program?

• According to BurningGlass.com, a national graphic market analysis organization, 91% of employers prefer a job candidate to have a degree.
• CWU’s graphic arts program ranks in the top 10% among graphic arts programs in the U.S. (and #1 in Washington), according to the web site, Graphic Schools.com.

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Studio Art
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Department Contact:

Gregg Schlanger
509-963-2665
gregg.schlanger@cwu.edu

Introduction

You have the talent and the passion. Let us help you turn it into a profession. Our studio areas include ceramics, painting and drawing, metalsmithing, photography, sculpture, and wood design. You’ll have access to specialized studios, designed to foster your growth as an artist, no matter what your medium.

Opportunities

Your fine arts degree can be a foundation for a broad range of career directions, from teaching to management to media and advertising. Your training in art can be a gateway to a variety of careers, from video game illustrator to jewelry designer to forensic artist.

Why this program?

Our students work closely with award-winning, professional artists from their very first class. The department hosts Gallery 231, one of the state’s first and only galleries devoted solely to student artwork.

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Why art at CWU?

Students in CWU’s art department have access to specialized studios, designed to foster their growth as an artist, no matter what the medium.

Studio areas include: ceramics; drawing; graphic design; jewelry and metalsmithing; painting; photography; sculpture; and wood design.

Art students work closely with award-winning, professional artists.

CWU art's internationally acclaimed professors are affiliated with the best design studios in the region.

Graduates of Central Art find jobs as teachers, graphic artists, designers, commercial artists, photographers, drafters, video game illustrators, art directors, jewelry designers, and forensic artists.

Your fine arts degree can be a foundation for a broad range of career directions, from teaching to management to media and advertising. Your training in art can be a gateway to a variety of careers, from video game illustrator to jewelry designer to forensic artist.

Connect with art at CWU.

Pursue your passion for creativity at CWU. Choose a degree in art. Be sure to connect with us.

Specializations

Central Washington University has a lot to offer students interested in a visual art degree. CWU offers BA and BFA degrees in studio art and graphic design. Students can choose from the following specializations:

Experience art at CWU.

CWU Graphic Design Professor Recognized Internationally

Central Washington University professor David Bieloh won three awards for his logo designs at this year’s Summit International Competition. His latest accomplishment—a silver and two bronze—bring his total winnings to seven.

Points of Pride

Central Washington University houses one of the state's first and only galleries devoted solely to student artwork, Gallery 231.

Central art students have served in a wide variety of internships at Electric Pen, Foundation 9 Entertainment, Girvin Design, Henry Art Gallery, Jayray, Museum of Glass, Seattle Art Museum, and Seattle International Film Festival.

Central Washington University professor David Bieloh amassed five awards from the 2017 Graphis LogoDesign 9 International Competition. His talents continue to be recognized on the international level—having also won seven design awards at the Summit International Competitions.

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