Department of Art


In support of the mission of the University of North Alabama, the Art Department provides students the opportunity and means to develop a confident, knowledgeable, and proficient grounding in the field of Art and Design; endeavors to instill in each student a refined aesthetic sensibility that ensures artistic imagination, individual expression, and the recognition of quality; and through the imparting of specialized knowledge, facilitates students’ technical skill development in the media of their choice.


  • HCI/UX Design Minor for Art Students
    Students interested in the HCI-UX Design Minor are encouraged to contact Professor Chiong-Yiao Chen (cchen@ or call 256-765-4384 for advising.
  • Congratulations to Shilo Cupple and Mollie Schaeffer
    Shilo and Mollie were selected by the Alabama State Council on the Arts to serve as founding members of the Junior Arts Education Leadership Team. This statewide “think tank” for arts education assists our state’s Arts Education Leadership Team in the development of a statewide plan to create access and equity to arts education for all Alabama students.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Kirch
    Dr. Lisa Kirch received a 2015 Short-Term Research Grant awarded by the Renaissance Society of America to support archival research on collecting in Frankfurt am Main “Collecting, Status, and Power: Display and the Patrician House in Early-Modern Frankfurt am Main”.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Zurinsky
    Dr. Suzanne Duvall-Zurinsky was named a member of the 2014–2015 TSI Editorial Board in the area of Fine Art. The Transformative Studies Institute is a global educational think tank that was created to provide an inclusive educational space for research and practice that foster social justice.