Students entering the University's Fine Art programs can expect an engaging atmosphere that encourages individual artistic and intellectual growth through a stimulating regimen of studio work, combined with the historical context of a liberal arts core and a wide-reaching series of Art History Courses. Interested students can earn a Bachelor of Art, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), and a Bachelor of Art in Art Education (B.A.A.E.), with concentrations in Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Media, Drawing, or Painting. An Art Minor is also available to other degree majors.
Faculty members in the Art Program are outstanding educators, but are also working artists, and all full-time faculty members regularly exhibit their own work. This creates an exciting creative learning environment that values real-world preparation. Peer and faculty critique is a cornerstone of the program, one which affords seniors the opportunity to prepare a senior thesis series culminating with a solo show.
The University campus reflects this passion for the Arts. Galleries as well as campus hallways are studded with works by students past and present... and if you look carefully, you can catch a glimpse of an Alberto Giacometti sketch, or an Andy Warhol photograph. We encourage our students to further enrich their experiences by taking part in one of the annual New York City museum tours, or by participating in one of the highly popular Spring semester 3-credit Art Study Tour abroad.
The Fine Art faculty also offers an interdisciplinary Film Studies minor that provides students an understanding of the development of cinema as an art form, as well as knowledge of its global context and relationship with the other arts.