Channel Your Creative Voice into a Successful Future
The art degree program at Elmira College is all about helping you find and nurture your distinct creative voice. We offer four new program concentrations to specialize your artistic pursuits. You'll be guided by professors who are accomplished professional artists and who also serve as thoughtful mentors. Plus, you will have full access to well-equipped, spacious studios during your studies and enjou many opportunities to exhibit your artwork throughout the academic year.
The Elmira Way
How will a bachelor's of art degree from Elmira College lead to a creative career? The art program at Elmira is designed to instill students with vital skills - including critical reasoning, problem-solving, and communication - that will help in any profesison. Graduates of our art program have gone on to become teachers, professional artists, illustrators, designers, art handlers, gallery managers, and curators. And many students at Elmira choose to double major in art/business, art/psychology, art/anthropology, art/English, or art/history.
Explore the Art Degree Program at Elmira
Eric Kuntz '07
Elmira College provided me with the liberal arts education that has allowed me to excel in my field. I met my wife when we were both orientation leaders. The friendships I developed in Fassett Commons as a fine arts major with both students and faculty are friendships I hold dear to this day.
Explore Clubs and Organizations
Clubs are a great way to meet students with a shared interest in art and creating. Join a club and start to grow a network of connections that can help you throughout your career.
Discover Scholarship Opportunities
Elmira offers a number of valuable scholarships and awards - incoming students are automatically considered for a number of them. Get to know the financial aid options offered for students in artistic studies.
Through Elmira's special six-week third term, called Term III, students are able to enrich their studies with research, internships, and immersive study abroad trips.
Meet Our Faculty
Get to know the art program faculty! Our professors are eager to help you excel in your studies and hone your creative expression. Class sizes at Elmira are small, which means that it's easy to receive individual attention from your professors and form close bonds.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do with a bachelor's degree in art?
From Art Director to Museum Curator, there are countless career paths that will allow you to flex your creative muscles and build a professional career. By studying visual arts, you will develop more than just your own artistic skills - you will also learn critical thinking, communication, analysis, and problem-solving. The art degree program at Elmira also ensures that by graduation, you'll have developed a portfolio of your work to showcase to potential employers.
What internship opportunities are available to art majors at Elmira?
Art students have a number of internship opportunities at Elmira. Recently, EC students have completed internships whit the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, Rockwell Museum of Art, National Soaring Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Chemung County Historical Society, Community Arts of Elmira, and the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.
Can I double major with an art degree?
Yes! Many Elmira College students choose to pursue double majors with an art degree. The art program is a flexible program, meaning that it is easy to complement it with a second major. Some degree combinations that students have pursued in the past include double majors in art/business, art/psychology, art/anthropology, art/English, and art/history.