Lisa Lantz (department head), Ben Moore (program chair)
The art program at Luther College encourages student artists to engage in a visual language within a liberal arts community. Their work complements the language of other disciplines, which in turn nurture, enrich and strengthen the students' artistic spirits. The art program is designed to help students sustain a life-long pursuit of creative problem solving, individual expression and aesthetic appreciation. Introductory courses provide a solid foundation that engages students of all disciplines in visual discourse. Advanced courses hone technical and conceptual skills and develop a higher level of critical thinking and understanding.
Required for a major: 38 credits hours, including ART 103, 104, 108, 111, 251, 252, 390, two additional 4-credit courses at the 300 level or above; eight additional hours selected from the offerings in art. Writing requirement completed with ART 252 or ART 320.
Required for an Art minor: ART 103, 108, 252; three additional 4-credit courses selected from offerings in Art, one of which must be at the 200 level or above.
Required for an Art History minor: ART 251, 252, 379; one course numbered between ART 362 and 368; two additional courses selected from the following: ART 262, ART/ANTH 264, ART 320, 362, 364, ART/WGST 368, CLAS 270, 275, HIST 226, PHIL 240.
Required for certification to teach Art K12: Completion of the art major, completion of the K12 minor, ART 228 (for four credit hours) and student teaching at elementary and secondary levels. See education department for K12 minor requirements.
Art Management Concentration: To complete the art management concentration a student is required to complete a major in art and a minor in management, or a major in management and a minor in art.