Overview of Fine Arts Program

The Fine Arts Program is designed for the creative person seeking a career in the highly diverse fields of the visual arts. The Fine Arts Program includes courses in: art history, digital literacy, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and many others. The curriculum provides numerous opportunities for customization and specialization. Our highly accomplished faculty provide students with the guidance and mentoring needed to reach their highest potential and their post-graduation goals.

Learn more about Art and Design in our School of Arts & Sciences video!


Program Statistics

100% 2-Year Career Outcomes Rate - School of Arts and Sciences
$11,000 in Art Scholarships Available
$500 Art Guild Award Available

Fine Arts at the Mount

  Program Outcomes and Careers

Program Outcomes:

As a fine arts major, you will:
  • Learn to use the latest digital technologies along with traditional methods to turn your ideas into professional-quality 2D images and 3D structures.
  • Engage in the creative art making process, using imagery, structures, and various media, to express and communicate ideas, feelings, and experiences.
  • Discover and explore the many careers and vital roles that artists play in modern society.
  • Identify the formal, technical, and expressive aspects in visual artworks.
  • Understand and appreciate the historical, social, and cultural contexts of the art and artists in past and present societies.
  • Be well prepared to launch your visual arts career or to continue your studies at a graduate level.

You will work and study in the massive three-story Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art and Design Building. You will have opportunities to view and show work in the Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery. Studio San Giuseppe welcomes students and visitors with an exciting array of professional, faculty, and student exhibitions year-round.


Career Potential:

Fine Arts majors learn creative, desirable problem-solving skills that are sought after in many fields. Graduates are equipped to produce marketable art, pursue a graduate degree, own a studio, or enter one of many art-related fields:

  • Animator
  • Ceramicist
  • Fine artist
  • Gallery curator
  • Illustrator
  • Mural artist
  • Museum professional
  • Professional photographer
  • Set designer
  • Sculptor
  Hands-On Learning

Fine Arts majors are encouraged to explore experiences beyond the classroom. Cooperative education and work study provide a chance to explore future careers. Service Learning offers an opportunity to earn academic credit for community service activities. Fine Arts majors are eligible to study or intern abroad through an agreement with American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) and Richmond University, London. These real-world learning opportunities are designed to provide career experience and marketable skills.

  Featured Courses

All Freshmen in the Department of Art & Design complete the foundation course series. Students majoring in Fine Arts continue their studies with a wide variety of courses including:

  • Ceramics: From handbuilding to wheel throwing the emphasis is on developing personal style and expression in claywork.
  • Hand to Pixel: This hands-on course explores the integration of traditional hand media with digital technologies to investigate how varying materials can shape and expand visual communications.
  • Painting: These courses emphasize fundamental painting concepts, tools, materials, and practices while developing each student's individual approach to painting with oil and acrylic paints.
  • Photography: The photography courses teach the critical skills needed to create dynamic still and video content designed to communicate a meaningful message.
  • Professional Preparation for the Artist: This course is focused on the professional practices artists need to engage in for an active art life after graduation.
  • Art History: The Mount offers a wide variety of art history courses that bring a deeper understanding as to where your own work fits into the evolution of art.


Each spring, senior art & design students execute comprehensive degree projects. These intensive experiences are the culmination of studies in the students’ major areas of concentration. This final exhibition highlights their achievements and serves as a bridge to professional careers in the visual arts and design.

Graphic Design, Fine Art, and Art Education Seniors:


Click below to view Studio San Giuseppe located in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building.

Launch Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building



News and Updates

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Additional Resources

  Program Requirements
  Undergraduate Tuition
   Fine Arts - Fact Card