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Department of Fine Arts

Department of Fine Arts

Based on the experience and expertise of renowned professors and instructors who have exhibited their work across the globe, students of Fine Arts at AUM learn traditional and contemporary principles, methods and techniques for building specialized roles in the field, emphasizing personal expression and specialization in a variety of art careers including graphic design, drawing and painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics and art history.

Through a combination of coursework, focused studio time and collaboration with fellow students and faculty members, you can earn the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art with a choice of five concentrations or a Bachelor of Art in Fine Arts with a choice of two concentrations.

The Auburn University at Montgomery Department of Fine Arts is home to ten full-time faculty and lecturers. They hold terminal degrees in their field (MFAs and PhDs) and their collective knowledge spans graphic design, analog and digital photography, 3-D printing, sculpture, performance art, ceramics, musicology, percussion performance, painting, art history, and drawing. 

In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate classes in their areas of expertise, each one also maintains an active practice devoted to creative work, exhibitions, academic research and scholarly publishing, or public performance.

The newly renovated Cason McDermott Art Gallery on the AUM campus is an integral part of the programs and curricula of the Department of Fine Arts and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and features:

  • Works by regionally and nationally recognized visiting artists
  • Works by Fine Arts Department faculty and students
  • Exhibits designed and curated by Art History and Museum Studies students and faculty
  • A collection of paintings, sculpture, and works on paper (with strengths in 20th-century prints) owned the department 

Stay updated with the Gallery blog.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal arts education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Degree Programs

The Department of Fine Arts offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts with two concentrations, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, with five concentrations:

Faculty & Staff

wfenn

Fenn, William
Chair and Honors Associate Professor
Goodwyn Hall 104B
334 244-3183
wfenn@aum.edu

Hughes Amy

Hughes, Amy
Administrative Associate
Goodwyn Hall 107
334-244-3377
ashughes@aum.edu

Baine Breuna

Baine, Breuna
Associate Professor
Goodwyn Hall 040B
334-244-3346
bbaine@aum.edu

mbenson

Benson, Mark
Honors Associate Professor and Student Advisor
105 Goodwyn Hall
334-244-3385
mbenson@aum.edu

nghodke

Ghodke, Nikhil
Assistant Professor
Goodwyn Hall 209L
334-244-3373
nghodke@aum.edu

ahairsta

Hairstans, Andrew
Associate Professor
Goodwyn Hall 106
334-244-3719
ahairsta@aum.edu

sjensen

Jensen, Suzanne
Associate Professor
Sculpture Room, Liberal Arts Annex
334-244-3361
sjensen@aum.edu

nslipp

Slipp, Naomi
Assistant Professor
Goodwyn Hall 209B
334-244-3112
nslipp@aum.edu

lwhatle1

Whatley, Laura
Associate Professor
Goodwyn Hall 209A
334-244-3927
lwhatle1@aum.edu

dbice1

Bice, Dana
Assistant Registrar and Fine Arts Adjunct
Goodwyn Hall 3794
334-244-3852
dbice1@aum.edu

mgilbe14

Gilberston, Marguerite
Visiting Lecturer in Sculpture and Spatial Studies
Liberal Arts Annex Sculpture Facility
334-244-3036
mgilbe14@aum.edu

tverones

Veronese, Tony
Lecturer in Foundations and Core
123 Goodwyn Hall
334-244-3037
tverones@aum.edu

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Through its various departments, the AUM College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers a variety of resources to give students the necessary knowledge and skills to be profoundly competitive. Join us and apply to AUM, where learning matters most. It’s why we learn-and why we teach.

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