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Alyssa Keller

This stop-motion video was created by Briar Cliff art major Alyssa Keller ('13).
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Art is more than a four-year program of study at Briar Cliff University. It is the beginning of a lifetime of experiences, growth, ideas and expression.

In BCU's art program, students develop an appreciation and understanding of various art forms through in-depth criticism, leading to artistic and intellectual growth. A strong foundation in art history and philosophy of art is also stressed. Courses introduce students to great artists and philosophies of the past and present.

Critical awareness is encouraged through exposure to art works in local and national galleries. Each year, the department visits art museums and galleries in larger metropolitan cities. The art department provides space for students to work in painting, pottery, sculpture, drawing and any other traditional or non-traditional technique or form. The Clausen Art Gallery in the Stark Center is a "working gallery," enabling students to view their own work in a gallery setting.



Thorny Art Project Brings Students Together

Nov 14, 2013

A partnership between two Siouxland universities is producing a unique piece of art work. Three-thousand thorns, including one thousand that are cast aluminum, are being attached to walls at the Clausen Art Gallery at Briar Cliff University.

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Clausen Art Gallery


A live, working gallery for current students to exhibit their artwork. Stop by anytime! 


ART 108 - International Art Travel Seminar
ART 110 - Drawing I
ART 111 - Design
ART 112 - Intro to Visual Arts
ART 115 - Art History: Prehistory to Gothic
ART 116 - Art History: Renaissance to Modern
ART 117 - Art History: Modern
ART 120 - Drawing II
ART 175 - Independent Art Study
ART 217 - Reading Seminar
ART 225 - Media and Techniques
ART 230 - Pottery I
ART 231 - Pottery II
ART 235 - Encounter with Art I
ART 250 - Studio I
ART 260 - Studio II
ART 275 - Independent Art Study II
ART 332 - Special Methods of Teaching Elementary Art
ART 345 - Encounter With Art II
ART 350 - Studio III
ART 360 - Studio IV
ART 375 - Independent Art Study III
ART 380 - Art Internship
ART 390 - Art Internship II
ART 425 - Senior Seminar
ART 440 - Special Methods of Teaching Secondary Art
ART 450 - Studio V
ART 460 - Studio VI, Thesis
ART 475 - Independent Art Study IV


Nan Wilson
Associate Professor of Art
Jeff Baldus
Assistant Professor of Art

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