Fine Art Undergraduate Major
Begin creating your career as an art teacher, painter, sculptor, ceramist, designer, photographer, illustrator or gallery owner with a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Mount Mary University. Our fine art program focuses on developing artistic skill, creating academic success and exploring creative activism.
The Milwaukee area offers many career and internship opportunities for fine art majors. You can intern at companies and community arts organizations, including at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Discover more about fine art careers and internships.
Mount Mary University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art degree. You can take courses in painting, drawing, printmaking, figure drawing, 2-D and 3-D design, fiber fabric design, sculpture, metals, ceramics and photography. The intimate class sizes allow you to get individualized attention from accomplished working art professionals.
As an art student, you’ll have several opportunities to display your work through
the Studio Collective student club, Milwaukee’s Gallery Night and Day event, the Community Arts & Funk Festival, CREO annual arts and design show and an annual juried student honors competition.
You also can participate in community outreach and arts advocacy opportunities, which include:
- Public art
- Service learning
- Arts workshops
- Educational partnerships
In addition to academic scholarships, fine art majors at Mount Mary may qualify for the Layton Art Scholarship. Incoming freshmen and current students majoring in art education, art therapy, fashion, fine arts, graphic design and interior design can apply each year for scholarships of up to $3,000. Learn more about scholarships available at Mount Mary.
Mount Mary University’s fine art faculty are dedicated to teaching and preparing the
whole student for academic, professional and spiritual excellence. Our faculty empower
and encourage women’s leadership practices rooted in social justice and academic excellence,
and provide individualized attention to help students develop their skills and talents.
In addition, our art professors are active, professional, exhibiting artists who have shown work in regional, national and international juried and invitational shows. Many have worked with architects and designers and have done commission work for private clients. Meet the faculty.
Showcase Your Artwork
Marian Art Gallery
This on-campus gallery offers additional opportunities to display your work and view art exhibitions from faculty, alumnae and other accomplished artists. Visit the Marian Art Gallery to learn about the upcoming show
Visual Abundance: Art Education Invitational (Students in grades 6-12) Experience the work of artist Michael Velliquette (www.velliquette.com) and respond to his work in a chosen medium. Sign up to bring your classroom to Mount Mary, and share the information with your art teacher or work on your own. An exhibit of these inspired student works will be held at Mount Mary University in fall of 2016.