Department of Art

University of Northern Iowa

Programs

Degrees offered: B.A. Studio, B.A. Art Education, B.A. Art History, B.A. Graphic Design, B.F.A Studio Art, M.A. Art Education

Studio Areas:  Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

The B.A. degree programs in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Art History require the completion of 120 total hours to graduate. The B.A. in Art Education requires a total of 127 hours, and the B.F.A. requires 130 hours. The B.F.A. is an extended degree because its intention is to combine the studio intensity of art schools with a broader university experience. In their final year, BFA students are assigned individual studio spaces in which to prepare for their senior exhibition.

About

At UNI, our focus is on undergraduates.

You will learn from professors who are successful designers, artists and scholars with national and international reputations.  No art classes are taught by teaching assistants.

From computers, kilns, presses and cameras to gear for welding, woodworking and metal fabrication, UNI has the tools and equipment to make your vision a reality.  The Department of Art provides state-of-the-art technology in its computer labs.  Every other year, all computers are replaced with the newest models and software is updated regularly.

Admissions

The Department of Art awards scholarships up to $6,000 to incoming freshmen and upper level students.

Opportunities

At UNI, we connect students with the world of art and design!

Each year, we invite many professional artists, designers and scholars to visit

campus and present lectures, workshops and critiques. There are also excellent opportunities for internships and study abroad.

Degrees

Student Work

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    Sculptures

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  • Creative Enigma

    Sculptures

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  • Harvest

    Sculptures

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  • Mans Face

    Sculptures

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  • Dog of Wire

    Sculptures

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  • Skyline

    Sculptures

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  • Waves

    Printmaking

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  • Wolf

    Printmaking

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  • Abstract

    Printmaking

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  • Smoothing Paint

    Printmaking

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  • Man on Suitcase

    Printmaking

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  • Cat Above Man

    Printmaking

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  • Three Finished Pieces

    Printmaking

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  • Rectangles

    Photography

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  • Lady With Young Boy

    Photography

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  • Car

    Photography

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  • Globes

    Photography

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  • Scissors and String

    Photography

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  • Man on Ledge

    Photography

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  • Self Portrait

    Photography

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  • Boxer

    Photography

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  • Tires

    Photography

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  • Placing Tape on Floor

    Performance Art

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  • Posing With String

    Performance Art

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  • Lady With Apple

    Performance Art

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  • Bunny and Typewriter

    Performance Art

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  • Lights and Mirrors

    Performance Art

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  • Colorful Action Shot

    Performance Art

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  • Walking on the Edge

    Performance Art

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  • Lunch With a Twist

    Performance Art

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  • Boxed In

    Performance Art

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  • Girl

    Paintings

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  • Deer

    Paintings

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  • Sink

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  • Field

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  • Young Girl

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  • Bear and Man

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  • Man

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  • Creative Thoughts

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  • Crowd

    Paintings

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  • B(eco)me Green

    Graphic Design

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  • Wally Olins Website

    Graphic Design

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  • Back to the Future Poster

    Graphic Design

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  • Local Flavor Company

    Graphic Design

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  • Visual Music

    Graphic Design

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  • Paris

    Graphic Design

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  • Man on Stairs

    Graphic Design

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  • Website Portfolio

    Graphic Design

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  • Paramedic Designs

    Graphic Design

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  • Portfolio Poster

    Graphic Design

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  • Afternoon With Frank Lloyd Wright

    Graphic Design

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  • Man in Field

    Graphic Design

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  • Skeleton Drawing

    Drawings

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  • Drawing of Lady

    Drawings

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  • Airport Drawing

    Drawings

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  • Man Shooting Bow

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  • Pinecone

    Drawings

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  • Drawing of Pepper

    Drawings

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  • Body Skeleton

    Drawings

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  • Girl Playing Video Games

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  • Body Drawing

    Drawings

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  • Ceramic Vases

    Ceramic Work

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  • Ceramic Flowers

    Ceramic Work

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  • Ceramic Teapot

    Ceramic Work

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  • Ceramic Bowl

    Ceramic Work

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  • Harvest

    Harvest

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  • Subdued Radiance

    Subdued Radiance

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  • Randy Timm

    Randy Timm

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    Justin Allen

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  • side of a building

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Faculty

  • Jeffery Byrd

    Jeffery Byrd

    Department Head

    BFA University of Alabama, MFA University of Florida

    byrd@uni.edu

    personal website

  • Elizabeth Sutton

    Elizabeth Sutton

    Associate Professor, Art History

    BA Carleton College, MA University of Iowa, PhD University of Iowa

    elizabeth.sutton@uni.edu

    personal website

  • Charles Adelman

    Charles Adelman

    Professor, Art History

    AB Brooklyn College, PhD University of Chicago, PhD University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Darrell Taylor

    Darrell Taylor

    Director, UNI Gallery of Art

    BFA, MA, MFA University of Iowa

    darrell.taylor@uni.edu

  • Wendy Miller

    Wendy Miller

    Associate Professor, Art Education

    BFA University of Iowa, MA, PhD University of Iowa

    wendy.miller@uni.edu

  • Islam Aly

    Islam Aly

    Assistant Professor, Art Education

    BAE, MA Helwan University Egypt, MFA PhD University of Iowa

    islam.aly@uni.edu

  • Daniel Perry

    Daniel Perry

    Shop Technician, Instructor, Sculpture

    BA Buena Vista University, MFA University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    dan.perry@uni.edu

    personal website

  • Thomas Stancliffe

    Thomas Stancliffe

    Professor, Sculpture

    BS Illinois State University, MFA Northern Illinois University

    tom.stancliffe@uni.edu

    personal website

  • Angela Waseskuk

    Angela Waseskuk

    Instructor, Foundations Coordinator

    BFA University of Northern Iowa, MFA Alfred University

    Angela.Waseskuk@uni.edu

    personal website

  • Aypryl Pippert

    Aypryl Pippert

    Instructor, Performance Art

    BA, MA University of Northern Iowa, MLS Drexel University

    aypryl.pippert@uni.edu

  • JoAnn Schnabel

    JoAnn Schnabel

    Professor, Ceramics

    BFA Alfred University, MFA Louisiana State University

    joann.schnabel@uni.edu

  • Noah Doely

    Noah Doely

    Assistant Professor, Photography

    BFA University of Northern Iowa, MFA University of California, San Diego

    noah.doely@uni.edu

    personal website

  • Tim Dooley

    Tim Dooley

    Professor, Printmaking

    BS, BFA Florida State University, MFA University of Tennessee

    tim.dooley@uni.edu

  • Aaron Wilson

    Aaron Wilson

    Professor, Printmaking

    BFA Wright State University, MFA Ohio University

    aaron.wilson@uni.edu

  • Alex Dooley

    Alex Dooley

    Instructor, Drawing

    BFA Florida State University, MA University of Northern Iowa

    Alex.Dooley@uni.edu

  • Bryan Van Donslear

    Bryan Van Donslear

    Visual Resources Curator, Instructor, Liberal Arts Core

    BA, BFA University of Northern Iowa, MA, MFA University of Iowa

    bryan.vandonslear@uni.edu

    personal website

  • Ken Hall

    Ken Hall

    Associate Professor, Painting

    MS University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BFA Columbus College of Art & Design, MFA Miami University

    kenneth.hall@uni.edu

    personal website

  • Roy Behrens

    Roy Behrens

    Professor, Graphic Design

    BA University of Northern Iowa, MA Rhode Island School of Design

    roy.behrens@uni.edu

    personal website

  • Phil Fass

    Phil Fass

    Professor, Graphic Design

    BFA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MFA University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    phil.fass@uni.edu

  • Soo Hostetler

    Soo Hostetler

    Associate Professor, Graphic Design

    BFA Young-Nam University, Korea, MA University of Northern Iowa, MFA Iowa State

    soo.hostetler@uni.edu

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