Marist Italy Undergraduate Core Curriculum
Four-Year Study Abroad Undergraduate Core Curriculum
The Department of Art and Art History believes a sound foundation and an exploration of the fields of studio art and art history should be combined with a strong liberal arts education to expand the intellectual horizons of our students. The department seeks ways to broaden their intellectual development through the investigation of state-of-the-art technologies in addition to traditional forms of study and techniques. The department believes an education in the visual arts should go beyond the classroom, lab, and studio. Opportunities are provided to exhibit artwork, visit galleries and museums, obtain internships, and study abroad.
The Department’s mission is to prepare students for careers and graduate study in the fine and applied arts. The B.A. in Fine Arts with a concentration in Studio Art is designed to combine a broad-based training in the visual arts with a traditional liberal arts education. After gaining a solid foundation in design, drawing, and art history, each student specializes in one of eight tracks: digital media, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics, or restoration. Students also select additional studio courses to expand their knowledge of the visual arts. The Studio Faculty is composed of full-time and visiting art professionals who are committed to creating a nurturing but challenging environment in which students can explore, experiment, and develop their own personal visions. The B.A. in Fine Arts with a concentration in Art History is designed to provide both a survey of western art and an in-depth study of selected periods. In addition to the required course work, students concentrating in art history must pursue an alternative discipline, preferably in a foreign language. The programs of the Fine Arts are augmented by trips to nearby galleries, sites, and museums.