Required Courses Junior Year:
Required Courses Senior Year :
Advanced Drawing and Painting
Electives: Photography, Digital Arts, 3D Media , 2D Media
The focus of the Visual Arts department at M.S.A. is to develop each student's potential and individuality as a young artist. This will be accomplished by providing a solid foundation in the visual arts as well as building a fine arts experience that emphasizes the development of individual concepts and ideas. This two-fold approach to artistic development, which is both challenging and unique, will not only increase basic skills but also allow students to advance far beyond the expectations of the average high school student. An exhibit will be held at the end of each student's senior year to showcase the compilation of their work.
MSA Visual Art Faculty
Kelly Walters is a native of MS and holds an MFA in 2-Dimensional Design from Mississippi College and a BFA in Art Education and Music from the University of Southern Mississippi. She was an adjunct professor at Mississippi College and Hinds Community College, Art Instructor for summer programs at the Mississippi Museum of Art, and an art teacher for Rankin County School District. She has presented her work at the Mississippi International Film Festival, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Ballyhoo Art Festival, Eudora Welty Commons, and local businesses. She is the Executive Council Secretary with the Mississippi Art Education Association and a member of the National Art Education Association and Kappa Pi.
Maurice Calvert is a native of Colorado Springs, CO. He holds an MA in Teaching and a BFA in Graphic Design from Jackson State University. He has worked as a Visual Art teacher with Jackson Public Schools for eight years. He has been a professional Graphic Designer for eleven years. He was the director of Christian Athletes Program Director. He is an active member of the Art Club at Jackson State University.