As an art student at Saint Joseph’s University, you will pursue your interests and passion through courses in art history, graphic design, photography and more. You’ll be challenged to express yourself in new media and respond to context. Studio and lecture courses in the visual arts and art history integrate industry-informed, hands-on instruction with elements of creative freedom and critical thought. Whether you are majoring or minoring in art, you will have access to campus studios featuring spaces dedicated to painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture and 3D mixed-media courses.
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.
What is an Art Major?
As an art major, you will have the freedom to study the field through courses in the following:
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
This program is available as a major and a minor. Many students often decide to double major or add minors to their studies. Some common additional areas of study that students interested in art also pursue include:
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:
Gallery and museum work
Graphic and web 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.
The art education program at Saint Joseph’s University prepares future teachers to inspire young artists in a variety of environments. This program will help you develop the necessary skills to be successful in the field, while broadening your range of understanding in the arts.