The Eastern Wyoming College Art Department offers a wide variety of courses of study in the visual arts, providing experiences and credit applicable to both professional aspirations and personal enrichment. The Associate of Arts degree is awarded, and meets the requirements for the first two years of study in the visual arts at many regional and national colleges and universities.
The foundation experience that you will acquire at EWC is essential for a variety of careers in art including commercial design and illustration, fine arts, design for the performing arts, education, and arts administration; however, students who are declared art majors and who wish to forge a professional career in the visual arts should expect to transfer to a four-year institution to earn the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or another appropriate degree tailored to specific career aspirations. This is a vital step in the development of any professional artist.
The spacious EWC Fine Arts wing is the home of the art studio which is equipped for a variety of studio practices, including painting and drawing, design, ceramics, and sculpture. Art history, Photoshop, and digital photography are also offered in classrooms and computer labs in the Tebbet Building. Students form a tight bond, working together and exploring their creative interests in an environment conducive to artistic work. Students who have graduated from the program have had success winning scholarships and transferring to four-year institutions such as Chadron State, University of Wyoming, and other locations. Studying art at EWC will prepare you for a career in the visual arts.
EWC has an active Art Club which sponsors annual Spring trips to Denver to visit museums and galleries. The Club also participates in a variety of community service projects, such painting theatre sets for Goshen Community Theatre.
For more information about the EWC Art Department, please contact John Cline at 307.532.8291