Graduate Studies

Department of Art
2016-2017

Some academic departments, colleges and other areas do not provide a major at the graduate level. However, these areas do offer courses for graduate credit. Permission to use these courses in a degree program must be obtained from the appropriate Departmental Graduate Committee.

Chairperson:  Charles A. Wright
Office:  Garwood Hall 32
Telephone: (309) 298-1549 Fax: (309) 298-2605
Email: art@wiu.edu
Website: wiu.edu/art

Graduate Faculty
Professors

  • Janece Clough, M.F.A., University of Wisconsin
  • Susan Czechowski, M.F.A., Syracuse University
  • Charles A. Wright, M.F.A., Washington University

Assistant Professor

  • Ian Shelly, M.F.A., University of Missouri-Columbia

Associate Graduate Faculty
Professors

  • Keith Holz, Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • William Howard, M.F.A., Colorado State University
  • Jenny Knavel, M.F.A., University of Wisconsin
  • Julie Mahoney, M.F.A., Wayne State University
  • Damon McArthur, M.F.A., The American University
  • Kathleen Myers, M.F.A., Miami University
  • Tim Waldrop, M.F.A., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • Bruce Walters, M.F.A., University of Wisconsin

Associate Professors

  • Brett Eberhardt, M.F.A., Syracuse University
  • Ta-Teh Ku, Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Terry Rathje, M.F.A., University of Iowa

Assistant Professor

  • Sherry Lindquist, Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • Henry Charles Oursler, M.F.A., Georgia Southern University

Course Descriptions

Art Education (ARTE)
439G High School Art Methods. (3) Students are involved in selecting those learning objectives and situations which emanate from a meaningful art curriculum for the secondary school student. Prerequisites: ARTS 101, 102; ARTE 361 or 360, or permission of the instructor.
Art History (ARTH)

485G Research in Art History. (3, repeatable to 9) An intensive study of a special area of art history selected with the instructor. Prerequisite: Written permission of the instructor.

This repeatable art history course is designed to give students an opportunity for specialized study in specific areas of the history of art. Material covered may not be the same each time the course is offered. Topics covered in this course may deal with a significant artist and his/her time period, with a significant movement, or with significant developments in the history of art. The course is repeatable but only with written permission of the instructor to prevent duplication of coverage.

496G History of Contemporary Art. (3) A survey of post-WWII developments in the visual arts. The primary focus is upon Western art, but attention is also paid to stylistic developments in Asian, African, and Latin American countries. The central interpretive ideas and concerns for the course will be drawn from contemporary art theory and criticism. Prerequisites: ENG 180 or permission of the instructor.
Art Studio (ARTS)

430G Studio Problems in Ceramics. (1-3) Experimental studio projects reflecting a high level of technical, intuitive, and conceptual approaches. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

440G Studio Problems in Drawing. (1–3) Individual problems in drawing selected with the instructor at registration. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the instructor.

452G Studio Problems in Painting. (1–3) Assignments will be given individually based on previous efforts and will be directed toward the expansion of an idea and the content/subject matter. The course continues to investigate materials and techniques. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

495G Professional Practices in the Arts. (3) A seminar capstone course devoted to the development of professional practices in preparation for entry into the contemporary art world. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor.