Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art

The Fine Art degree introduces students to diverse art forms through traditional and contemporary materials and techniques. Creative thinking and problem-solving are integral parts of the degree. Westminster College offers a well-rounded education for artists, emphasizing the bridges between disciplines. Because of this, students benefit greatly from the College’s liberal arts setting. The department encourages interdisciplinary studies that cross over into public relations, visual communications, psychology, or business courses. For students seeking further study in fields of creative expression, Westminster provides a strong foundation. There are extra-curricular opportunities offered to expand students’ knowledge and understanding of the cultural arts, such as trips to museums, galleries, special openings, and conferences. Invited working artists provide talks and demonstrations of their craft to introduce students to real-world applications of the degree. Students are encouraged to use their creative skills throughout campus via clubs, organizations, productions, and publications.

THE FINE ART MAJOR IN PHOTOS

Requirements for the Major

Art Courses:

  • ART 101 Basic Studio Art 2D
  • ART 102 Foundation Drawing
  • ART 107 Worlds of Art: Ideas and Images OR other Art History course
  • ART 200 Basic Studio Art 3D
  • ART 601 Capstone: Studio Project
  • ART 602 Capstone: Exhibit and Portfolio
  • And one of the following painting courses:
  • ART 104 Beginning Oil Painting
  • ART 108 Landscape Painting
  • ART 201 Waterbased Painting

And one of the following 3D studio courses:

  • ART 106 Handbuilding Ceramics
  • ART 202 Wheelthrowing Ceramics
  • ART 208 Intro to Sculpture
  • ART 218 Contemporary Crafts

And at least three, but no more than five of the following courses (not previously taken):

  • ART 104 Beginning Oil Painting
  • ART 105 Art and Nature
  • ART 106 Handbuilding Ceramics
  • ART 107 Worlds of Art: Ideas and Images
  • ART 108 Landscape Painting
  • ART 201 Waterbased Painting
  • ART 202 Wheelthrowing Ceramics
  • ART 204 Drawing—Media and Expression
  • ART 208 Intro to Sculpture
  • ART 211 Who Am I: Search for Identity in Visual Arts
  • ART 218 Contemporary Crafts
  • ART 300 Wild Color: Fiber Arts and Natural Dyes
  • ART 303 Advanced Studies I
  • ART 304 Advanced Studies II
  • ART 590-594 Internships (2-4 SH)
  • ART 620 Independent Studies (1-4 SH)

Requirements for the Minor

Fine Art Courses:

  • ART 101 Basic Studio Art 2D
  • ART 102 Foundation Drawing
  • ART 200 Basic Studio Art 3D
  • 2 Additional Fine Art courses

And one of the following painting courses:

  • ART 104 Beginning Oil Painting
  • ART 108 Landscape Painting
  • ART 201 Waterbased Painting

And one of the following 3D studio courses:

  • ART 106 Handbuilding Ceramics
  • ART 202 Wheelthrowing Ceramics
  • ART 208 Intro to Sculpture
  • ART 218 Contemporary Crafts

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A FINE ART DEGREE?

Imagine yourself a painter, mixed media artist, potter, or curator.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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