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Art

Art

Art matters in the lives of all humans. In the art department, we learn how to view and create art that helps us grow in our love for God and our neighbor. Whether a student chooses to focus on 2D arts, 3D arts, photography, graphic design, or art history, they will engage with art of the past while faithfully responding to the needs and questions of our present culture.

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Program Overview

Our views and methods in art grow from three main commitments. First, we know that we bear the image of a Creator who called creation "good." We guide students in exploring a variety of mediums and strategies that will help them better understand making art as an act of worship. We also want our students to recognize evidence of God's grace in the art of other image bearers. 

Second, we understand that art needs community. Our vibrant department is intentional about mentoring as well as building peer relationships. Students are challenged to consider the role that art can play in campus, church, and broader, yet local communities.

And third, we believe that art flourishes within conversations. A sturdy theological framework and invitation into the work and questions of other disciplines offers a rich context for making and interpreting art as Christians.

Graduate Outcomes

Our alumni continue to be makers and arts advocates in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Elementary, middle, and high school art classrooms
  • Studio art
  • Graphic design
  • UX design
  • Brand photography
  • Portrait photography
  • Textile design
  • Costume design
  • Interior design
  • Advertising/marketing
  • Arts administration
  • Public art
  • Art therapy

Many of our alumni complete further studies at graduate schools across the country. Some recent alumni degrees include MA in Arts Administration, MFA, MAT in Education, MA in Art Therapy, PhD in Art History, and JD in Law.

Alumni have received national and international recognition:

  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Harrison Center for the Arts Fellowship
  • Château d'Orquevaux Fellowship
  • Hunter Museum Fellowship
  • Houston Craft Center Alliance
  • Residency
  • Huntington Library Dissertation
  • Fellowship
  • Shenandoah National Park Artist-in-
  • Residence
  • CoLab Fellowship
  • Skuid Fellowship
  • Phillips Collection Fellowship
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Kiaira Cooper, '14

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"Our students flourish when they push beyond default points of view to discover new ways of communicating our incarnational theology: matter matters to God."
Jeffery Morton

Art Department Chair

Programs & Features

The art major at Covenant College encourages students to explore a variety of art classes in studio and art history, while selecting a concentration in one of the following:

  • 2-D Arts 
  • 3-D Arts 
  • Art History
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography

 Art majors can also choose to complete two studio-based concentrations, graduating with a double concentration.

VIEW COURSE CATALOG

Covenant offers two options for a student who wishes to minor in art: 

  • Art Minor 
  • Art History Minor

VIEW COURSE CATALOG

  • Teacher Certification - Art Pre-MAT
  • Arts Administration Certificate 
  • Entrepreneurship Certificate

VIEW COURSE CATALOG

  • ART 103 The Art of Place
  • ART 237 Fibers and Materials
  • ART 240 Darkroom Photography
  • ART 371 Women, Art, and Culture
  • ART 373 Art and the Church
  • ART 374 Race in American Art and Visual Culture
  • ART 470 Contemporary Art and Theory

  • “Theology of the Body”
  • “Objects & Pain”
  • “Tactile Memory”
  • “Empathy of Suffering”

Guided Capstone Requirements

Art students can build their resumes with an internship at the Hunter Museum of American Art, Stove Works, Public Art Chattanooga, Harrison Center for the Arts, CoLab, and other local businesses.

Students can also obtain an arts related work study job, such as studio or gallery assistant, digital lab monitor, theater: set/tech/costuming, teaching assistant/art tutor, editor for student publications, and digital design for athletics and theater.

Study art and art history abroad at Oxford, UK, or in programs in Aix-En-Provence and Paris, France! Or, travel with Covenant professors on May Term courses to New York City or Rome, Italy. 

Each year, our gallery in the Kresge Memorial Library hosts three exhibitions from visiting artists. In addition to having a public lecture, artists also meet with students and invite conversation about their own work.

Other exhibition and sales opportunities include local and regional shows, student shows, Covenant’s annual Bakertree Festival, and Sunday Market in downtown Chattanooga.

Meet the Art Faculty

Jeffery Morton

Jeffery Morton Associate Professor of Art
Department Chair

Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt

Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt Associate Professor of Art and Art History

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Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Art

  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor

Biology

  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor

Business

  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor

Chemistry

  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor

Education

  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration

English

  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 

Mathematics

  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor

Music

  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor

Philosophy

  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor

Physics

  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 

Psychology

  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor

Sociology

  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor

Theatre

  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor