College Art Department
has about fifty students majoring in the three
areas of art. Some students have two majors, the most popular of these
being Art and Communication Design. If you are career-oriented, it is
best to remember that your portfolio, not the major listed on your transcript, will get you the job you want. Career oriented or not, to get the
most out of your experience at Wartburg you should be working on your
portfolio and your skills both in connection with courses and on your
own throughout your four years here.
The Art Major
is for students
interested in studio art. In it you will take a variety of courses in
traditional media, with room for specialization in one or two areas. Barbara
Fedeler is the professor with the most knowledge
of this area, and along with adjunct professors teaches many of the courses
in the major.
The Communication Design Major
is for students interested in graphic design, interactive design, or information design. Thomas Payne and David Herwaldt are the professors with the most
knowledge of this area, and along with adjunct professors teaches many
of the courses in this major. The advanced courses in this major are generally
flexible to allow for students to pursue their own areas of interest and
specialization. Although the computer is used extensively in most of the
courses to produce content, students may pursue design for the printed
page, for the computer screen (interactive media and the web), or both.
The Art Education Major
is for students interested in teaching art in K-12 education. This major
is administered by both the Art Department and the Education Department.
Barbara Fedeler is the professor you should contact
concerning this major.
Students may also get minors
in either or both Art and Communication Design.
in the art department is done by
Barbara Fedeler, Thomas Payne, and David Herwaldt. Please feel free to make an appointment
by if you have any questions pertaining to your college career. It is
the belief of the professors that students should plan their own schedules
and keep track of their own progress towards graduation. Students should,
however, use their advisors as an important resource throughout the
to help them with this planning. Your advisor can help you with many
questions – from which courses might be best to suggestions on
should do your internship. Your advisor can also help with problems
you have either in courses or outside of the classroom. We might not
able to help you directly, but we do know where to point you.