Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • Overview

    Learn creative problem-solving skills with Saint Joseph’s Bachelor of Fine Arts.

    The major allows students to focus on either two- or three-dimensional studio work, and leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

     

    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.

    • 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; art department is headquartered in the Stone Chapel.

  • Curriculum

    As fine arts majors, 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.

    Minor in Fine Arts

    A minor in fine arts is available and requires students to take 20 credits of course work.

  • Some of our faculty

    • Christopher Sullivan

      Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

      MFA, Maine College of Art

      BFA, University of Maine, Presque Isle


    • Scott Fuller

      Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Chair of Fine Arts

      MFA, Maine College of Art

      BFA, Brigham Young University, Hawaii

    Christopher Sullivan

    Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

    MFA, Maine College of Art

    BFA, University of Maine, Presque Isle


    Scott Fuller

    Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Chair of Fine Arts

    MFA, Maine College of Art

    BFA, Brigham Young University, Hawaii

  • Student Stories

    • Hannah McGowan, '10

      “I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a contract major in Visual Arts and a minor in History. At the end of my sophomore year, I realized that I wanted to pursue art as a career. Junior and senior year was a blast between having mostly art classes and getting to be creative whenever I wanted!”

    • Nate Winter

      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. 

    • Yu Ping Hu

      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."

  • Career Moves

    Just as an education in art is open to individual interpretation, so too is a career in art. Work for yourself as a fine artist, or work in museums, media organizations, schools, or commercial design firms.