Fine Arts

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Art with K-12 Licensure 
(B.A. in Art)
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The Department of Fine Arts offers degree programs in Art and Art Education, minors in Studio Art, Ceramics, Illustration, and Art History, plus classes in Music and Dance.

Fine Arts classes are open to all students who want to create or study visual art, music, and dance. Art courses also help students develop a strong set of transferable skills: unique talents and competencies that employers are looking for in today’s economy.

Our major programs prepare students for a career as a practicing professional artist, or as a certified art teacher. We have consulted with other departments on campus to determine proper classes to take within a minor or second major (e.g. Business Administration, Psychology, Computer Science, Media Design) to best prepare our graduates for employment in a wide range of arts-related professions. We also offer minor programs that can help students from other majors pursue a fulfilling career in the arts.

Our classes capitalize on the expertise of our facuty and take full advantage of the thriving art community in the greater Washington, D.C. and Mid-Atlantic region. Students can expect regular outings to museums, galleries, and arts organizations, plus visits to campus from artists, scholars, and institutional representatives.

Imagine classes that open a broad range of careers; classes that leave you invigorated; assignments that encourage you to craft objects with your own hands. Imagine exploring your passions and finding new ways to express your ideas.
Imagine your world. Imagine Art.
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Student Work


Program Options

Art (B.A.)
Art with K-12 Teaching Licensure (B.A. in Art)


Art History
Studio Art