May 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

School of Art


Colleges  > Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts  > School of Arts

Who’s Who in the School of Art

Director:

David Politzer

Professors:

Suzanne Bloom (Emeritus), Michael Ray Charles, Sibylle Hagmann, Ed Hill (Emeritus), David L. Jacobs (Emeritus), Rex Koontz, Rick Lowe, Delilah Montoya, Aaron Parazette, Leopoldine Prosperetti (Instructional), John Reed, Raphael Rubinstein, Gael Stack

Associate Professors:

Keliy Anderson-Staley, Cheryl Beckett, Jillian Conrad, Beckham Dossett, John Hanna, Rachel Hecker, Stephen Hillerbrand, Paul Kittelson, Fiona McGettigan, Abinadi Meza, H. Rodney Nevitt, Jr., David Politzer, Judith Steinhoff, Sandra Zalman

Assistant Professors:

Dana Frankfort, Natilee Harren, Yoon Kim, Anna Mayer, Joshua Unikel

School Overview

The School of Art offers:

  1. Bachelor of Arts in Art History
  2. Bachelor of Arts in Art
  3. Bachelor of Fine Arts with studio concentrations in:
    • Graphic Design
    • Painting
    • Photography/Digital Media
    • Sculpture
  4. Master of Fine Arts with studio concentrations in:
    • Graphic Design
    • Painting
    • Photography/Digital Media
    • Interdisciplinary Practice and Emerging Forms
    • Sculpture

For information on admission to the graduate program, degree requirements, and course listing, contact the director of graduate studies in the School of Art and refer to the Graduate and Professional Studies catalog.

Admission to the School of Art

Freshman (FTIC) Students

In addition to meeting all requirements for admission to the University of Houston, all students applying for acceptance as majors in the School of Art must submit samples of creative work. Application instructions will be updated each year on the School of Art and Katherine G. McGovern College of the Arts websites. Students who are accepted to the School of Art will not be directly accepted to a specific studio concentration. Acceptance to a studio concentration is determined by a portfolio review in a student’s junior year.

Transfer Students

In addition to meeting all requirements for admission to the University of Houston, all transfer students applying for acceptance as majors in the School of Art must submit samples of creative work. Application instructions will be updated each year on the School of Art and Katherine G. McGovern College of the Arts websites. Transfer students who are accepted to the School of Art will not be directly accepted to a specific studio concentration. Acceptance to a studio concentration is determined by a portfolio review in the student’s junior year.

Degrees and Concentrations

Although priority is given to art majors, students majoring in other departments at the university may enroll in any 1000-level studio course offered by the department, depending upon availability. Upon completion of four 1000-level studio courses students may enroll in 3000-level related arts studio courses for which they have completed the fundamentals courses. Art history courses at the 1000-level are open to all students who have completed ENGL 1303 .

All transfer students applying for Admission to the School of Art must have a minimum of six credit hours of completed coursework in ART and/or Art History.

Transfer students who plan to major in art or who are interested in taking a studio art course should, upon learning of their admission to the University of Houston, confer with the department.

Bachelor of Arts

The School of Art offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and in the Bachelor of Arts in Art. In addition to the requirements for these specific majors, students should also refer to the sections on the college and the university-wide degree requirements.

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