Department of Art

Department of Art

In the Department of Art, you’ll develop your talents, build an impressive portfolio, and study the various mediums offered: ceramics, fibers, new media art, painting, photo media, printmaking, or sculpture. The art program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.


We offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in art, with concentrations in studio art or art history. We also offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in art. We also feature an art education minor in conjunction with the Department of Education. In addition to the wide range of electives from which to choose, you’ll receive feedback and guidance from our talented faculty and host a show in our Moreau Center for the Arts gallery.


The faculty in the Department of Art is comprised of accomplished practicioners and scholars who match their passion for art with a dedication to teaching and mentoring. The studio faculty exhibit work reflecting each of the studio areas of emphasis in regional, national, and international venues.


You’ll find our art alumnae achieving great things all over the country, and as part of the Saint Mary’s sisterhood, they serve as valuable professional connections. Our graduates have pursued advanced degrees at Ohio State University, Michigan State University, and the Art Institute of Chicago, Cranbook Academy of Art, and the Maryland Institute of Art. With a degree in art, you’ll be well prepared for graduate school, as well as a diverse range of careers, like art-related positions in education, design, and museum work.