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Are you creative? Want to explore a variety of different art forms? Do you dream of becoming a professional artist someday? Then the visual arts major may be for you.
Graduates with bachelor's degrees in the visual arts are valued in many fields for their creative problem solving skills and their visual literacy.
Visual Arts Careers
As a Curry College student in the visual arts major you will receive the artistic and academic background necessary to advance your creative work. You will be prepared for a diverse range of professions in education, museums, galleries, and arts organizations. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to develop your portfolio for graduate school and learn how to promote your work as a professional artist.
Visual Arts as a MAJOR
The visual arts major at Curry College offers a wide variety of classes at the introductory and advanced level. In the introductory classes you become familiar with the fundamentals. As you advance through the program you master techniques and are encouraged to be a thoughtful and engaged participant in the creative process. The major allows you to experience classes in traditional two and three-dimensional studio arts and in digital and photographic media. It provides a rewarding, fulfilling, and challenging experience.
Visual arts classes include: art, drawing, painting, photography, computer art, sculpture, ceramics and much more.
Studio Arts as a MINOR
You can select a minor in studio arts to complement your major and pursue the opportunity to advance your techniques in another area. The studio arts minor allows you to move through the basic techniques of visual art practice to more advanced skills in the upper level courses. This minor requires an accumulation of 15 credits.
Studio Arts CONCENTRATION
Visual arts majors may select a studio arts concentration, which provides advanced coursework in the studio arts and a broader study of art history. Students pursuing this option take the 2000-level studio courses as their major electives, plus an additional nine credits in studio art and art history.
Student Art Exhibit
Each spring, the Department of Fine and Applied Arts holds an exhibition of student art work in a variety of media including artists' books, ceramics, digital art, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The exhibit gives students the opportunity to show their work in a gallery-like setting, and invites the public to view a wide range of student work. For seniors, the spring exhibit serves as a culmination of four years of study.
Internationally Recognized Faculty
The Curry visual arts faculty are active professionals in their field, exhibiting nationally and internationally. In addition, faculty members work in a wide variety of media, including artists books, ceramics, prints, painting, drawing, photography, and installation. Through active participation in professional organizations such as College Art Association (CAA), Boston Print Makers, and New York Center for Book Arts, our faculty bring a wide range of experience into the classroom. The visual arts faculty is dedicated to nurturing the creativity and development of each student. In small classes, individual student growth is emphasized.
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Visit campus and explore Curry's visual arts program in person. You also may request information to learn more about the major, minor or concentration of your choice. When you're ready to apply to Curry, we'll help you get started.
Contact the Fine Arts Department:
Kennedy Building, Room 3R
Professor Laurie Alpert's, "Bound/Unbound," a work on paper which uses a 500-year-old Korean papermaking technique called Joomchi, will be on display at the Bromfield Gallery in Boston, April 29 - May 31, 2015. There is also a Reading scheduled at the Vermont Studio Center on Tuesday, May 5 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
This spring, the Department of Fine and Applied Arts will hold its' annual exhibition of art and design by graduating Graphic Design and Visual Arts majors. 'Senior 7: Off the Grid' represents the work of seven students working in a variety of media: artists' books, ceramics, digital art, design, photography, and printmaking. The exhibit is the culmination of four years of study and demonstrates their conceptual and creative growth.