Art History, Art Studio (B.A.)
Bloomsburg University's art studio and art history undergraduate degree programs provide a solid foundation for future activity in the discipline, whether it be employment or advanced study at the graduate level.
Art Studio (B.A.)
Art Studio majors undertake interdisciplinary coursework and also concentrated study in one or more of the following areas: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Fabric Design, Printmaking, Photography, Graphic Print/Book Design, and Graphic Web/Interactive Design. Majors may pursue varied career paths including Graphic Design, Art Therapy, Graduate Study, and Education.
Art History (B.A.)
Art History majors explore artistic production through time and across diverse cultures. Majors may select from varied Art History courses intended to enable an in-depth understanding of areas of scholarly interest. Majors may pursue careers as scholars, educators, curators, or as museum or gallery conservators.
Minor in Art Studio, Art History
Open to all students interested in art, the flexibility of either art major allows students to minor in the opposite and develop a balanced portfolio of skills. Art majors can also minor in a wide array of other academic programs, depending on individual inclination.
The department operates the Haas Gallery of Art located on campus at the Haas Center for Performing Arts and the Gallery at Greenly Center in downtown Bloomsburg. These galleries feature regular exhibitions of diverse art forms and gallery lectures by nationally recognized visiting artists as well as exhibitions of student work and curatorial projects throughout the year.
Permanent Art Collection
The Department of Art and Art History maintains a diverse permanent art collection with works displayed throughout the campus in many of the academic, administrative, and residence facilities. The collection represents a vital resource enriching the aesthetic and cultural climate of Bloomsburg University. Since beginning this collection in 1962, over 500 works have been acquired, accessioned, and placed on public view. Works of art in the permanent collection have been acquired from individuals, bequests, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and The Childe Hassam Fund of The American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Spacious facilities with high ceilings, good natural light, plenty of ventilation and open floor designs permit you to work on projects large and small, with room for large group discussions or individual critique. Supporting the several studios are up-to-date equipment and supplies, as well as traditional tools to give the individual artist the maximum range of expression.
In addition to expertise in their discipline, Department of Art and Art History faculty share a passion for teaching and facilitating student achievement. All faculty is active in scholarship, teaching, and service to the community.
Students may participate in varied activities to enrich and expand the classroom experience. In addition to department sponsored field trips to New York City and other important art destinations, numerous artists are brought to campus each semester to show their work and to meet and talk with students.
Students may participate in the annual Personal Adornment Day Extravaganza that included a workshop and juried runway show. The annual Student Symposium in Art History prepares students for an academic career through the presentation of original research papers in professional settings.