The Art Department offers two degree programs: B.A. in Art & Design and B.A. in Fine Art with a concentration in either Studio Art or Art History.
The B.A. in Art & Design prepares students for careers in the field of Graphic Design. Courses in fundamental media techniques, design, and art history will provide students with a strong foundation for success in visual communication and cultural literacy. A required internship gives students real world experience and potential employment opportunities.
The B.A. in Fine Art combines a generalist foundation with the opportunity to concentrate in either Studio Art or Art History. The focus Studio Art allows students to create their own individualized program by taking courses in a wide variety of artistic disciplines. The concentration in Art History will provide students with a broad understanding of art from prehistory to the contemporary eras. Students in both programs will be well-prepared for many post-graduate opportunities.
Required Art History courses strengthen both the studio and design components by developing the student's artistic vocabulary. Highly qualified faculty and small class sizes provide individualized instruction that fosters enrichment and artistic growth.
Minors are also offered in both Art History and Studio Art.
Our facilities include five well-equipped specialized art studios, a state-of-the-art computer lab, and "smart classroom" for lectures. The Madelon Powers Gallery features an ongoing series of exhibitions by professional artists as well as by students in a 1,000 square foot exhibition space with two-story high ceilings.
Why Choose Art at ESU?
- Qualified, experienced faculty
- Small class size
- Close faculty interaction
- Opportunities for exhibiting work in the Madelon Powers Gallery
- Specialized art studios and computer lab
- Graphic and Advertising Design
- Art Management
- Graduate School
- More information is available from the department.