The Art program offers a major in art and graphic design. These programs are designed to provide students with appreciation of design and visual arts as well as an understanding of how design and art are created.

Foundation courses are used to introduce students to vocabulary and hands-on experience with a variety of materials, including computer technologies.

Students who major in art will develop the skills necessary for future careers in various art fields including art education, graphic design, fine artists, gallery owner, workshop instructor, muralist, cartoonist and more! Art majors develop professional portfolios to apply to graduate school for MA, MFA or PhD candidacy.

The minor in Art provides an opportunity for students to study and learn the skills necessary to effectively use art as it applies to their major. Offerings include a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a minor in Art.

Art Program’s Vision Statement

The Art Program envisions developing creative life-learners that are capable of holistic self-reflection, exploration of aesthetic creative process, and valuing the artistic wellness experience.

Art Program’s Mission Statement

The Department of Fine Arts & Humanities, specifically the Art Program, at Kentucky Wesleyan College views its overall mission to provide students with competencies needed to enter postgraduate training (professional or academic) and/or work environments related to art as well as to prepare students to creatively think through exploring, discovery, and application of aesthetically pleasing traditional art skills focusing on individual style. Students will be competent to self-promote as an artist in order to set up exhibitions in a gallery or museum setting and/or commission freelance work.

Art Program’s Purpose and Goals

Art majors will be competent to enter a Master’s Program and/or work environment that is relevant to the discipline and meet the following Learning Objective (LO) Goals:

• LO1: Exhibit creative thinking in the production of art for exhibition or commissions from patrons.
• LO2: Communicate effectively in visual, oral and/or written format for exhibition, proposals, contracts, or negotiations.
• LO3: Explore the Creation Process with problem-solving skills to create art for professional quality portfolio

Senior Exhibit

All Art majors are required to have a senior exhibition. This is an independent studio course in which you will create a consistent body of work that clearly demonstrates the techniques, concepts and methods of your chosen major. This work, along with examples of earlier work, will be your Senior Exhibition.


Prospective art majors are welcome to submit 10 image portfolio for the Art Talent Scholarship. Award values vary and may be renewed based on continuing arts achievement and participation. Scholarships for art (as well as other types of financial aid) are awarded only after you have gained admission to Kentucky Wesleyan College and submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results.

Talent scholarships are available to all art majors and minors. Scholarship values vary and are renewable based on continuing a major or minor within the art program.

We offer portfolio reviews to non-applicants, but scholarships for art (as well as other type of financial aid) are awarded only after you have gained admission to Kentucky Wesleyan College and submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results.

Art Business Situations

Kentucky Wesleyan College Art majors/minors have opportunities for job shadowing with professional artists or businesses, including the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. Art majors/minors that shadow an artist or art business have a higher success rate of industry employment or developing an art business after graduation.

Graphic Design Minor

The minor in Graphic Design provides an opportunity for Art Majors to expand their skills in promoting their art by developing a website, utilizing artists branding, creating print materials, and providing social networking necessary to effectively market their art.

Exhibition Opportunities

Thanks to the generous endowment from Dr. Richard Oexmann, Wesleyan and local high school students are able to annually exhibit in the Theophilia Oxemann Juried Exhibition that offers cash award prizes over $600.00! All mediums welcome!

Art Club

Join the Art Club and sell your art at the Annual Craft Fair and gain opportunities to put your talent on display!

Donate to the Arts

The Art Program works to contribute art in the community and produces art for two annual exhibitions. Your donation to the Art Program helps sponsors an art student’s trip to a significant museum, an exhibition award, or framing cost for exhibiting. When you donate, the art majors have better opportunities to travel to see artworks, able to curate more student juried exhibitions and offset student art supplies. Contact Asst Prof Logsdon at or 270-852-3608 if you are interesting in helping the Art Program.

Alumni Success in Art

Brandon Harper, Central Screen Printing

Taylor West, Tanner & West Designs

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