College establishes fine art major

August 27, 2009 Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu

Saint Joseph's has established fine art as its newest academic major. Students will learn creative problem-solving skills through a curriculum featuring two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, drawing, painting, art history, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, photography and printmaking.

The major will allow students to focus on either two-dimensional or three-dimensional studio work and lead to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The newest courses added this fall to round out the art curriculum include art history and sculpture. The regional accrediting body is expected to give its stamp of approval for the new major by late fall.

According to art professor Scott Fuller of Poland, Maine, the art major will develop and enhance a culture of visual art on campus and offer enrichment for non-major students as well. "As the visual arts program develops, so will exciting cultural opportunities for all our students," he says.