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The art faculty at New Mexico Highlands provides students with a strong foundation in the visual arts. The program offers a range of traditional media and upper-division coursework that qualifies the student to enter a graduate program or embark on a professional career. Training in art history as well as in the hands-on studio provides the knowledge of skills, techniques and critical thinking required of a committed artist. By nurturing ideas and creativity, a student is able to become visually literate, technically competent, historically informed and conceptually relevant.
Contemporary artists often combine digital media with traditional works. The art program supports the interrelationship of media arts with its traditional disciplines as students learn to merge these fields. The program also recognizes the need for training in electronic media for the publication and documentation of traditional artwork. Coursework in basic imaging skills is required while other upper division courses may be selected from a list of elective courses.
Highlands’ art discipline reserves the right to retain students’ work submitted for course credit for a limited time for purposes of education, exhibition, and promotion. Lab fees are required for all studio courses. Expenses vary from course to course and some supplies will be provided from student fees.
Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Music Technology and Composition
Art (Art Studio Emphasis)
This major is under the College of Arts and Sciences