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About the Department

Find the creative inspiration—and build a practical foundation—for life in the arts. Options in art education, art history, and visual arts specializations in fine arts, grapic design and lens-based art, develop conceptual and technical ability, allowing you to realize your potential for creative projects, artistic expression, and scholarly research. Under the close guidance of renowned faculty mentors, master your craft while grounding your work in theory and analysis of visual culture. Challenge yourself as a practicing artist in public projects—exhibitions and performances, scholarly papers and community workshops—that also prepare you for an arts career.

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First Year Foundation

Committed to a BFA? The visual arts major is for you. Focus on fine art, graphic design, or lens-based art: photography/video. Each develops a strong core competency in visual thinking, drawing, and 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D art. You’ll draw on this foundation for life, as new interests and opportunities arise.

Great Spaces

Great spaces spark great work. And there’s no better space to create, contemplate, and curate art than our home base, the 70,000-square-foot Art and Interactive Multimedia Building. Art studios and workshops. Recording studios and digital arts labs. Plus lots and lots of exhibition space to display your creativity.

Global Perspectives

Around the globe and right on campus, cultivate a worldview on art. Tour world heritage sites through our Landmarks Series travel-study courses. Study with an international faculty of scholar-artists. Connect with visiting artists exhibiting in our galleries. Bonus! World-class art is a day trip away in New York and Philadelphia.


Student Portfolio

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  • Alexis Glaberman
  • John Coene
  • Jessilyn Palumbo
  • Johann Derflinger
  • Andrew Dean
  • Maggie Pugliese
  • Nina Carnevale