Wheaton College

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Top National Liberal Arts Colleges in the nation, Wheaton attracts exceptional high school students from all 50 states and more than 50 countries. Established in 1860 as a co-ed institution, Wheaton is a private, four-year residential and interdenominational Christian college that takes the pursuit of faith and learning very seriously. In addition to upholding an academically rigorous curriculum, Wheaton is committed to being a community that fearlessly pursues God's Truth, that invests in developing whole, well-rounded students and that prepares its graduates to lead lives that make a difference in the world. This is what makes the Wheaton experience distinctive…and what makes learning and living at Wheaton extraordinary.


United States

501 College Avenue
60187 5593
Phone: (630)752 5050
Website: www.wheaton.edu

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Department and information about the department

Painters learn basic techniques, work from the human figure, and explore the implications of abstraction.

Photography addresses contemporary art theory and criticism, while exploring both traditional wet darkroom techniques and digital processes.

Sculptors carve in stone, create molds for casting forms, and investigate three dimensional design through construction in a variety of materials.

Graphic Designers create logos, print communications and websites, and they explore design practice and theory using the latest technology and software.

Courses in the Art Department are available to all Wheaton students. Students who complete an Art Major earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a designated Art Major and a concentration in one of three areas: Studio Art, Community Art and Missions, or Art History. Students may also graduate with a designated Art Minor.

Studio Art
Grounded in Design and Drawing students are encouraged to develop the technical foundations and expressive potentials of a variety of Art media, and to focus in one area. Hands-on practice is combined with historical and theoretical critique.

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Academic Staff and Description

Wheaton's Art Faculty is comprised of five full-time and one half-time professors each of whom works professionally in the areas in which they teach. All full-time professors are MFA or equivalent artists or Ph.D. art historians who exhibit or publish regularly and are recognized for their work by regional and national authorities in their disciplines. In addition Wheaton employs adjunct professors to teach some specialties including: Non-Western Art, Art Survey, and other occasional studio courses.

Student Facilities

Adams Hall is the center for creative activity in the visual arts. Adams's 2D and 3D studios, computer lab, dark room, photo studio, and gallery are the classrooms, workshops, and exhibition site for student and professional work in the visual arts. Film studies, video, and digital film have state of the art studios in the Billy Graham Center. Adams Hall Gallery hosts year round changing exhibitions of both professional and student work. Departmental and all Faculty Offices are located in Adams Hall. Faculty studios are located in an off-campus site.

2D Studios
Dedicated studios for each of Drawing, Painting, Printmaking (etching/relief and litho presses), and Design.

3D Studios
Dedicated studios for Ceramics (36.5 cu. ft. gas-fired and two smaller electric kilns, 8 wheels, extruder, slab roller, vented glazing center), and Sculpture (non-metal fabrication and carving).

Photography Resources
Dedicated Photo Studio (Speedotron strobe system), Darkroom (two film developing rooms, ten Beseler and two Omega enlargers for black and white printing), STAT Darkroom for alternative processes (large-format printing, cyanotypes, pl...  [ Read All ]