Non-Degree Courses

The Department of Art offers non-degree seeking courses, for a simple course fee and no tuition, through our Art Center in Phillips Hall. These courses are scheduled throughout the year, including winter and summer terms, and for varying lengths of time.

Sprint Courses

Students work on pottery wheels

Sprint courses are the perfect way to begin your exploration of the Arts. All sprints are beginning level, one-and-a-half credit hour art classes open to all students via standard university registration. Classes meet for six weeks, plus an exam week, and students are expected to spend time outside of class working in their respective studios.


A torch is used to shape a glass bead

For over 35 years, CraftSummer's mission has been to strengthen creativity, develop personal expression, and provide a sense of community among people interested in art, design and the crafts. Workshops are offered in a variety of media including photography, woodworking, painting, fiber arts, metals, ceramics and glass.

Art Center

Interior of the Art Center

The Art Center in Phillips Hall houses studios for ceramics, metalsmithing, glass, drawing, and digital photography. These studios serve our Sprint course offerings and the CraftSummer and CraftWinter workshops.