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Art For Non BSE Minor

Through the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Art & Design, students develop their creative talents and technical skills. You will learn to use traditional and contemporary forms of expression to develop your own unique visual language, through instruction from highly experienced and practicing faculty and guided hands-on experience in studio classes.


The University of Central Missouri’s art programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). UCM has been continuously accredited since 1986.

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Ms. Melanie Johnson

Meet the Faculty

Ms. Melanie Johnson received her MFA in Studio Art and Painting from Indiana University. Ms. Johnson teaches courses in drawing, painting, and foundations. Johnson's studio work consists of large-scale figurative drawing and painting and deals with psychological narrative themes. Her work has been exhibited locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She is currently an Artist in Residence at the Charlotte Street Foundations Studio Residency Program in Kansas City, Missouri.



Laptop Requirement

Students in the Department of Art & Design are required to purchase a laptop beginning Fall 2019. More information will be added at a later date.


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