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Core Curriculum

// Drawing I, II // Painting I, II // Mixed Media // Advanced Drawing & Painting // Advanced Portfolio // Senior Focus // Photography // Digital Arts // Sculpture

Portfolio and Audition

The on-site audition for Visual includes a drawing assignment. Instructions and materials will be provided. Applicants must submit a portfolio.

Portfolio Requirements

  • The portfolio should be delivered on the day of audition. Original artworks should be no larger than 18in. X 24in. consisting of five works: Two (2) still life drawings and one (1) portrait. The two (2) remaining pieces should be representative of the student’s best work drawn from direct observation representing a range of media.
  • Do not submit cartoons, anime, comic book figures or framed images as part of the portfolio.
  • A completed visual arts inventory sheet (provided by MSA)

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    Instructors

    Maurice Calvert is a native of Colorado Springs, CO. He holds a 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. Calvert was the Director of the Christian Athletes Program and he is an active member of the Art Club at Jackson State University.

    Brittany Horne, a 2007 graduate of Mississippi School of the Arts, holds a MA in Fine Art from Mississippi College and a BFA in Drawing from Mississippi State University. She has taught visual art in McComb High School and Noxubee High School. Horne served as the photographer for the World of Coca-Cola. Her work has been shown in exhibitions throughout Mississippi, festivals and universities as well as at Art Basel in Miami, FL; Museum of Modern Perspective, Atlanta Studio, and ATLA Studios in Atlanta, GA; and a collegiate art show in Memphis, TN. She has won awards for her work in regional art festivals and competitions throughout her career.

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