BACHELOR OF ARTS
Experience One engages students and faculty in actively exploring the knowledge, purposes, and practices in every field of study.
Perfectly suited to Experience One, the fine arts department courses allows students the time needed to fully focus on the creative process from conception to production and critique.
Montana Western’s inspired faculty are committed to the arts and to fostering the skills, visions and passions of art students. Students gain an in-depth and concentrated education in the arts, which provide an opportunity to engage with and advance skills in an artistic material or process and cultivate the conceptual depth of their work, without distraction, enabling the students to develop a true-to-life art practice that will ensure strong and sustainable working practices beyond their time at Montana Western.
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Ruth King, Associate Professor of Glass, manages both the Glass program at Montana Western and the Mary Baker Emerick Art Studio. She has lectured and taught at conferences and schools all over the world.
Eva Mastandrea has taught art classes all over the world, including two trips with Semester at Sea and at Toyo University in Japan, where she taught calligraphy as part of a Fulbright Scholarship. She has also led semester long art trips to Italy and France.
Daniel B. Chapman
Daniel B. Chapman came to Montana Western after more than 20 years working as a designer in live entertainment. He is a member of United Scenic Artists (Lighting Design and Projection Design) and in addition to design, has worked extensively as a production manager and technical director.
What Fine Arts Students Have to Say
“The amount of hands-on experience is perfect.”
-Lucas Phillips, Psychology
“Well paced projects and use of a variety of materials.”
-Lisa Clark, K-12 Art Education
“I want to help students enjoy art.”
-Micha Cummins, K-12 Art Education Minor
“Professors push us to think critically about our work.”
-Kody Brown, K-12 Art Education
“Well-built facilities, fun and engaging classes.”
-Wyatt Sarrazin, Visual Arts
“I really found my creativity.”
-Shannon Youngblood, Early Childhood Education
Emerick studio 710 S. Atlantic