Morningside College

For over 112 years, Morningside College has provided students with the highest quality education possible. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Morningside was designated one of the Midwest's "Best Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelor's" in the U.S.News & World Report's 2005, 2006, and 2007 college rankings and has been designated a "Best Midwestern College" by The Princeton Review since 2003.

Rooted in a strong liberal arts tradition, Morningside prepares students to be flexible in thought, open in attitude, and confident in themselves. The Morningside College experience cultivates a passion for life-long learning and a dedication to ethical leadership and civic responsibility.

Founded in 1894 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, Morningside College is a private, four-year, co-educational institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Morningside has 19 buildings on a 68-acre campus in a scenic, secure residential area of Sioux City, Iowa (population 140,000). The Morningside Historic District, which includes Grace United Method... [ Read All ]

Sioux City

United States

1501 Morningside Avenue
Phone: 712-274-5000
Fax: 712-274-5101
Website: http://www.morningside.ed

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Department and information about the department

The Department of Art provides students with a variety of strong programs utilizing both new technologies and traditional methods. Students develop their talents through relating liberal arts studies to their exploration of visual creativity. Faculty members and guest lecturers provide professional examples by being active in their respective disciplines. The Helen Levitt Gallery and the Morningside collection of fine art also provide professional examples of artwork. Classes are kept small allowing students access to all equipment and technology in the studio, darkrooms, workshops, and computer lab. Faculty provide individualized support, guidance, and criticism for students in the department. Students gain knowledge and skills for careers in the fields of fine art, graphic design, art education, and photography.  

Academic Staff and Description

Mr. John Bowitz, Professor and Department Chair
(712) 274-5219

Mr. John M. Kolbo, Instructor
(712) 274-5121

Ms. Terri P. McGaffin, Visiting Assistant Professor
(712) 274-5229  

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Information For  Undergraduates

A Studio Art major (B.A.) focuses on creating art. Art, including its theory and history, is related to the liberal arts and to the importance of art and culture in our society. Graduates may use their skills and ideas to become active artists, to attend graduate school, to work in museums, or pursue other professional art careers.

A Graphic Design major (B.A.) studies the world of graphic communication through the design and production of many types of print images, typography, digital images, and computer graphics. Skills are developed with computers, cameras, and traditional studio work. Graduates may use their skills to find careers in commercial art, advertising, printing, and general industries or to attend graduate school.

A Photography major (B.A.) develops creative concepts and abilities within the broad field of photography. Students learn problem solving, technical skills, design, electronic imaging, and video. Students use darkrooms, studio, and automatic processing equipment to complete work in both black and white and color photography. Graduates are prepared for graduate school or they may be employed as com...  [ Read All ]

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Student Life

Morningside College offers limitless opportunities to explore your extra-curricular interests. With over 50 student run groups and organizations you'll never run out of things to get involved in.  


The mission of Residence Life is to provide a safe, comfortable, and healthy living environment for all students.  

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