Bachelor of Fine Arts
Professional and grad school preparation with Saint Joseph’s Bachelor of Fine Arts.
The major is designed around the philosophy of fostering community through art making. In studio courses, students learn to tell stories and solve problems across traditional and new media. We encourage innovation and interdisciplinary approaches as a means of creating new forms. Students also meet through colloquia to discuss contemporary theory, best practices, and creative entrepreneurship.
At a Glance
- Students graduate with a set of competitive skills that include: creative problem solving, visual communication, engagement in analytical criticism, and sensitivity to aesthetics and presentation.
- Personalized career mentoring through advising, public exhibitions and Internship experiences.
- The Speakers, Performers, Artists, and Culture (SPArC) Lecture Series brings artists to campus and stimulates discourse in the community.
- Lakeside campus offers a tranquil yet dynamic environment for artistic endeavors.
As fine arts majors, students learn creative problem-solving skills through a curriculum featuring two- and three-dimensional design, drawing, painting, art history, critical theory, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and printmaking.
SOME OF OUR FACULTY
Nate Winter combines his artistic and business skills to create the life of an artist he’s looking for … and he’s making his name known at Portland’s First Friday Art Walk, where he sells his raku pottery pieces to eager crowds.
Service Learning, where college and community meet Fine arts major Yu Ping Hu helped design the set for the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine’s production of Sleeping Beauty. Hu enjoys service learning because, she says, “I meet many different people and learn to step outside of my own box.”