Bachelor of Fine Arts

student working on a drawing

Students learn creative problem-solving skills through a curriculum featuring two- and three-dimensional design, drawing, painting, art history, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, photography and printmaking. The major allows students to focus on either two- or three-dimensional studio work, and leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Students graduate with a set of competitive skills that include:

  • Creative problem solving
  • Visual communication
  • Engagement in analytical criticism
  • A sensitivity to aesthetics and presentation

Student Artwork

<p>YuPing Hu, Painting 1</p> <p>Graphic design students learning about modern print methods.</p> <p>Heidi Hayden, Painting1, 2013</p> <p>Jack Mullikin, Ceramics</p> <p>Deanna Taylor, Drawing 1, 2013</p> <p>Heidi Hayden, Painting 1, 2013</p> <p>Nate Winter, Colloquium, 2013 </p> <p>Lizzy Dragoni, Drawing 1, 2012</p> <p>Jared Azulay, Painting 1, 2013</p> <p>Jacob Downing, Graphic Design, 2012</p> <p>Jacob Downing, Drawing 1, 2013</p>

Department News

SPArC lecture series continues with Fall 2014 lineup

Hosted by Saint Joseph's Art Department, the Speakers, Performers, Artists and Culture (SPArC) Lecture Series launches its 2014 season with another fantastic list of visiting artists and performers. On September 25, writer and showrunner Jeff Kline comes to Harold Alfond Hall; on October 23, electronics musician Galen Richmond visits; and on November 13, web developer Rocco Tripaldi will speak.

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Creative Suite

In the Stone Chapel, tucked behind Mercy Hall, freshman Nate Winter and Scott Fuller, chair of the Art Department, look over Nate’s most recent series of pottery work.

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Student-curated art show displayed on campus

Students from art professor Chris Sullivan’s spring 2013 colloquium course have transformed the College into an art gallery for the summer. Coordinated by five students, The Blue Frame show presents 23 original works of art submitted by students and others associated with the College.

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Service Learning, where college and community meet

Fine arts major YuPing Hu helped design the set for the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine’s production of Sleeping Beauty, which ran from October 19 to October 28. Hu enjoys service learning because, she says, "I meet many different people and learn to step outside of my own box."

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