Department of Art + Design

College of Arts and Humanities

E.O. Bull Center for the Arts
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Department of Art + Design
Peggy Schiff Hill, Chairperson

The Department of Art offers, on a limited basis, graduate courses in art to graduate students from other areas.


Virginia M. Da Costa (1998)

B.A., State University of New York at Albany; M.A., California State University at Long Beach; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Margaret Schiff Hill (1990)

Chairperson, Art + Design

B.F.A., Kutztown University; M.F.A., Syracuse University

Associate Professors

Henry Loustau (1995)

B.A., Dartmouth College; M.F.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nancy J. Rumfield (1986)

B.F.A., Moore College of Art; M.S., West Chester University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Heather Sharpe (2008)

B.A., California State University; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Kate Stewart (2011)

B.A., Dickinson College; M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania

Sally Van Orden (2006)

B.B.A., Texas A&M University; M.F.A., Texas Tech University

Assistant Professors

Kristopher Benedict (2014)

B.A., The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; M.F.A., Columbia University

David P. Jones (2014)

B.A., M.F.A., Temple University

Erica Zoe Loustau (2012)

B.A., Dartmouth College; M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Larry Will (2006)

B.F.A., California State University at Long Beach


Jeremy Holmes (2016)

B.S. Philadelphia University; M.F.A. Temple University, Tyler School of Art

How to Read Course Descriptions


ARH 500. Art Seminar. 3 Credits.

Special topics to be announced for studio and art history. Offered periodically as appropriate.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.


ART 520. Painting: Independent Projects. 3 Credits.

Individualized instruction at an advanced level. Development of professional, personal, and imaginative statements leading to formation of the student's pictorial identity.

ART 533. Ceramics: Studio Problems. 3 Credits.

Individual projects involving the total or specialized areas of the ceramic process. Practical experience through helping to maintain the ceramic complex.

ART 534. Ceramics: Independent Projects. 3 Credits.

Contact department for more information about this course.
Repeatable for Credit.

ART 554. Advanced Still photography. 3 Credits.

Lecture and laboratory experiences in large format, and electronic visual production.
Pre / Co requisites: ART 554 requires prerequisites of ART 552 and ART 553.

ART 590. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits.

Contact department for more information about this course.

ART 999. Transfer Credits (Graduate). 3-9 Credits.

transfer credit.