What is an Art Major?
As an art major, you will have the freedom to study the field through courses in the following:
- Art history
- Graphic design
- Traditional photography
- Digital photography
- Appropriated art
As an art major, you will have access to campus studios featuring spaces dedicated to painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture and 3D mixed media courses. You will be taught by faculty who have exhibited their work in galleries and published their research. The art department's talented faculty include painters, ceramicists, photographers, sculptors and art historians.
During your senior year, you'll enroll in a year-long capstone course, which ends in an exhibition of your work in the University's professional gallery, or a presentation and paper representing original research.
Ways to Study Art at Saint Joseph's University
You can pursue a major in art or an art minor if you are majoring in another discipline.
What Can You Do with an Art Degree?
In addition to pursuing graduate and professional work in the arts, our graduates have developed careers in a wide range of art-related areas, including:
- Commercial photography
- Gallery and museum work
- Graphic and web design
- Interior design
- Fashion design
How will Saint Joseph’s University Prepare You for a Career in Art?
Art majors gain hands-on experience by working with the University’s art collection and assembling exhibitions on campus. The art department also offers service-learning experiences, a robust study abroad program, guest lectures, internship opportunities and around-the-clock access to studios.
Saint Joseph's University's close proximity to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington D.C. provides students with experiences to view works of art in renowned galleries and museums. The department offers trips to these locations for students to immerse themselves in these cultural experiences.