Dawn Lee, M.F.A., Chairperson
E. Jane Beckwith, M.F.A., Associate Chairperson
The arts embody some of the highest aspirations of the human spirit. Convinced of this, the mission of the St. Joseph’s College Art Department is to introduce students to the depth of this form of human expression. Students are exposed to art from diverse periods and cultures to develop their aesthetic awareness and deepen their critical senses. They are directed to create works that address technical proficiency, conceptual exploration and self-expression. Through observation and research, students develop their abilities to analyze and articulate the connections between art and life. In this context we endeavor to bring students to the awareness that art transcends time and embraces culture; it is our link with the past, our identity with the present and a means of informing the future.
Core Courses: For information about department courses that fulfill core curriculum requirements, consult the Core Curriculum Guide .
Minor in Studio Art: 18 credits consisting of 1 art history/theory course and 5 studio art courses. 9 credits must be above the 100 level.
Minor in Art History: 18 credits consisting of 1 studio art course and 5 history/theory courses. 9 credits must be above the 100 level.
Minor in Fine Arts: 24 credits consisting of 12 art credits ( 1 art history and 3 studio art courses) and 12 music credits (including 1 music theory course, 1 music history course, and 1 music studio course). 12 credits must be above the 100 level.
Area of Concentration for Child Study Majors: Art - 30 credits consisting of 5 art history/theory courses and 5 studio art courses. 15 credits must be above the 100 level.
Area of Concentration for Child Study Majors: Fine Arts - 30 credits consisting of 15 art credits ( 1 art history/theory course, 4 courses in studio art), and 15 music credits ( MUS 100 , 1 music studio course and 3 music theory/history courses). 15 credits must be above the 100 level.
ProgramsMajorMinorArea of Concentration
CoursesArt: Theory/HistoryArt: Studio
A $65–$115 materials fee will be charged in all studio courses.