Department of Art and Art History

Art & Art History

Cottey's art and art history program provides a unique opportunity for students to develop skills in problem-solving and understanding of the visual arts as a vital part of their liberal arts education through a range of art history and studio art courses. For those students who plan to pursue further studies in art, there are career opportunities such as advertising, art scholarship, art education, art history, illustration, interior design, crafts, jewelry, museology, gallery direction, graphic design, architecture, photography, and studio art.


Neale Hall houses well-equipped classrooms and studio areas for ceramics, painting, photography, design, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. The Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts includes an art gallery which is used for exhibition artwork of students, faculty, and regional and national artists. The Rubie Burton Academic Center houses the Conway Student Art Gallery. Art history and digital art courses are taught in the Rubie Burton Academic Center.


The members of the art department faculty are professionals in their artistic fields. They produce and exhibit artwork, and conduct works of scholarship in art. Foremost, they are dedicated educators:

"It is our intention to contribute to the fulfillment of the mission and goals of Cottey College: To educate qualified women in the arts, to enhance their intellectual abilities, and to provide understanding and means to express themselves creatively, intellectually, and aesthetically in order to enhance their capacity for contribution to society and their chosen ends."

Course Descriptions

Click here for a printable Fine Arts Scholarship Application.

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