The Department of Art and Art History is committed to providing an environment of instruction, assistance, and exploration in which the student can develop a sound foundation of knowledge and experience in the visual arts. This major gives the student a background in the fundamentals of the formal, technical, and theoretical concerns of the artist from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Students can prepare for a career as a professional artist, for graduate study in art, or for teaching. Harris Art Gallery. Carlson Photography Gallery, and Tall Wall Space programs expose students to professional and student exhibitions while providing opportunities for experiences in gallery work. The student majoring in art must complete the core requirements and those from his or her selected area of concentration: Studio Art, Photography, or Design.