2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog
Department of Art Education, Art History, and Media Studies
The Department of Art Education, Art History, and Media Studies
Magali M Carrera (Vice Provost for Academic Affairs) ancient Mexico and Peru; traditional art of Africa, America, and Oceania
Anna Dempsey modern and contemporary art and architecture, new media, design history
Pamela Karimi Middle Eastern art and architecture
Kathy Miraglia art education, elementary, adult professional development, qualitative research, painting, drawing, interdisciplinary and integrated curriculum
Ellen Mueller social practice, video, foundations
Kristi Oliver art education, secondary, action research, professional development for educators, visual culture art education, creativity, photography, drawing
Cathy A Smilan art education, K-12 authentic art integration, museum as classroom, research and evaluation in art education partnership, ceramics, fiber arts
Thomas Stubblefield 20th and 21st century art, photography and critical theory
Rebecca Uchill modern and contemporary art and theory, history and theory of art institutions, the political and ecological intersections of landscape/land use/land art, curatorial studies
Michael D Taylor Professor Emeritus
Memory Holloway Professor Emeritus
This faculty’s range of specialization is enhanced by Lecturers who specialize in many other fields.
The Department of Art Education, Art History, and Media Studies offers two major programs of study; one leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education, the other a Bachelor of Art in Art History. The Department also offers a minors in Art History and Film and Media Studies.
UMass Dartmouth’s Art Education Program provides a sequence of theoretical, practical, and studio-based experiences leading to proficiency in the teaching of art. For more information please link to the program page.
The Art History Program introduces students to a wide array of art objects and explores ways of understanding them. Art history students learn how to treat non-verbal objects as evidence, how to use scholarly publications, and how to explain their findings and insights. The goal is to develop advanced critical thinking skills and to prepare for entry into a range of academic and professional occupations. For more information please link to the program page.
- Art Education Major
- Art History Major
- Art History Minor
- Film and Media Studies Minor