Welcome to THE art DEPARTMENT at alverno college!

Information and opportunities will be communicated each semester to students and faculty through the department's e-newsletters. You'll receive updates regarding courses, jobs, international study options, and more. Here's a preview!


  1. Health Profession Network (HPN) made Art Therapy "Profession of the Month" for March 2007; see http://www.healthpronet.org/ahp_month/o3_07.html

Important Dates to Remember
Convocation: Spring and Fall, Pitman Theater
Art Majors' Midterm Assessment: Spring and Fall
Watch your mailbox for additional information or contact Michele Burnie

Self Employment in the Arts Conference:
This valuable opportunity occurs each spring and has been found indispensable to artists! A group of Alverno students attends and share costs. For more information contact Lynda Sommers

Community Day:
Join students, staff, and faculty in making our community a better place for everyone.

Welcome Transfer Students!
Be sure to thoroughly read your Art Majors’ Student Handbook…if you have questions regarding your transfer credit status, see the Art Department Chair Michele Burnie or your advisor!

International Study
Alverno College offers a varied menu of international study opportunities, many with an arts focus. Travelship $ awards assist students by helping study abroad to be more affordable. Visit the International and Intercultural Center on campus for more information, or speak with your Art Department advisor. Courses substitute for various degree requirements.  Consider study abroad!!

Travel costs include round-trip airfare, hotel, two meals daily, admission to most sites, tour guide, travel insurance, and ground transportation. (Excludes limo to and from Chicago O’Hare Airport).

One Credit Workshops
Consider sampling some art in a one-credit workshop!! These workshops are open to all students and offer an opportunity to try something new! Check IOL for this semester's menu!

Two Additional Popular One Credit Courses which Welcome All Students are:

  • A 144: Art in the Museum, weekend explorations to the MAM and beyond
  • A 141 Discovering Your Creative Self, process work with a registered art therapist. Both of these courses are offered off-campus.

Annual Day of the Dead Remembrance
FA 110 students study the cultural tradition Day of the Dead and create altars and other events.

We Want Your Good Ideas!
Student Advisory Committees contribute to planning Midsemester Assessments, the Art Majors' Student Handbook and other initiatives. Contact Art Department Chair Michele Burnie to find out how you can join us!







Art & Healing Locally & Nationally

Artmaking Frameworks
See Art Student Handbook


Art Electives Rotation
See Art Student Handbook


Art Students Mid-semester Assessment
More Information to Follow