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Bethanie Irons

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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

(573) 592-4369

Kemper Art Center Building
Room: 130


  • PHD, Art Education, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2019
  • MFA, Art, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2014
  • BFA, Art, U of South Dakota - Vermillion , 2010

Teaching Philosophy:

  • While I have valuable experience in the field of art and design, it is important that I not be seen as the sole source of information in my classroom. I empower students to use and share their own experiences and knowledge to create a collaborative learning environment. With a focus on a non-linear cycle of experimentation, concrete experience, reflection, and conceptualization, my classroom involves rigorous technical and conceptual work meant to induce a more critical and inquisitive engagement with images and materials. The arts teach us that there is more than one solution to a problem. As an educator, I celebrate multiple perspectives, unanticipated possibilities, and the belief that art making has the power to transform lives.

Major Areas of Interest:

  • Digital Humanities
  • Social Media Research
  • Art and Design History
  • Intersections of Design and Fine Art

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • ART400 Advanced Projects
  • ART430 Animation
  • ART391 ART Internship (1 credit)
  • ART390 ART Internship I
  • ART346 Digital Illustration
  • ART202 Fundamentals of Graphic Design
  • ART140 Introduction to Adobe Crtv Cloud -A
  • ART317 Introduction to Art Therapy
  • ART417 Methods in Art Therapy
  • ART416 Packaging Design
  • ART113 Printmaking I
  • ART342 Printmaking II
  • ART373 Printmaking III
  • ART412 Printmaking IV
  • ART332 Publication Design
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