School of Adult and Graduate Education
Jill K. Odegaard
Associate Professor and Chair
610-437-4471 ext. 3347
Michelle L. Dean
Art Therapy Director, Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
610-437-4471 ext. 3505
As a student at Cedar Crest College, you will find yourself surrounded by a vibrantly creative and supportive community…and inspirational customized studio spaces in which to cultivate your talents. Each semester, you will create your own works side-by-side with professional faculty-artists, visiting artists, and other student-artists.
During your first semesters here, you will be given the opportunity to explore a wide variety of 2D and 3D media. Later, you will select one or two media in which you will focus your final semesters of work. This will enable you to further develop your skills, your artistic voice, and your own unique style.
Within the liberal art setting at Cedar Crest College the Art Major is designed to engage the student in extensive studio practice and art history while combining studies within a chosen discipline outside of the visual and performing arts. Integration within the liberal arts model provides the student with a holistic foundation that guides the evolution of their studio art interests into formative career paths.
By connecting areas of learning across disciplines the Art Major enables the students to become competitive in the art and job market while cultivating the broadest possible venue for learning and personal development. The curriculum set forth through the Art Major best models the experiences artists face in contemporary culture. Some common integrations include:
Portfolio reviews are held once each semester, in the fall and spring, for students with an art therapy major. Art therapy majors will need two portfolio reviews to complete the requirements for the major.
Students present a portfolio of current work created in their studio courses. The purpose of the portfolio review: