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Art and Design, BA2020-09-25T14:51:24-04:00

Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design


The Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design is a professional degree that focuses on intensive work in visual art and design and will prepare students to pursue an advanced degree in the arts or a professional fine arts global practice. With this program, students can develop their creativity, design processes, and critical thinking skills for professional fields other than fine arts, such as business or the sciences.

At a Glance

  • Customize your course of study
  • Flexibility to pursue a double major or minor
  • Build the skillset to design and sell your own products


The Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design students will focus on the study of art and design in the context of a broader program of general study. Optional concentrations include art, design, and photography.

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Experiential Learning in the Arts

Art Professor welcome students into his personal sphere of work.

Professor Chris Sullivan instructs a student painting in art class.

Professor Sullivan oversees the master planning and design implementation for the new Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine in Portland. His connection to the museum has opened doors to student internships and classroom projects surrounding exhibit design. This includes tackling universal design一how to create inclusive spaces for everyone of all abilities, going beyond just the bare-minimum Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and building codes.

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Christopher Sullivan
Christopher SullivanAssociate Professor of Fine Arts
MFA, Maine College of Art BFA, University of Maine, Presque Isle
Scott Fuller
Scott FullerAssociate Professor of Fine Arts, Chair of Fine Arts
MFA, Maine College of Art BFA, Brigham Young University, Hawaii


Wabanaki Drum Group Members Perform, Reminisce with Sisters, and Visit Freight Farm

The Center for Faith and Spirituality and the Center for Sustainable Communities were pleased to welcome The Burnurwurbskek Singers — the Keepers of the Penobscot Drum — to campus in October to share their traditional music and experiences of life on reservations today with students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the public. Several Sisters of Mercy attended the event, which led to much fond reminiscing about shared family history and the Sisters' time spent serving in several Wabanaki communities across the state.


Just as an education in art is open to individual interpretation, so too is a career in art. Work as a photographer, art editor, graphic designer, web designer, illustrator, exhibit and scenic designer, in the museum field, or for a non-profit.