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ART

Why Choose Art?

Our comprehensive selection of courses are taught by professors who are accomplished professional artists, and who also serve as mentors. Students have full access to well-equipped, spacious studios during their academic career, and have many opportunities to exhibit artwork throughout the year. This program prepares art majors for professional employment and/or post-graduate study in their artistic area, while also providing opportunities to double majors studying in other disciplines.

What Art Will Teach You!

Studio courses expose students to a wide variety of media, materials, and techniques, while also nurturing the development of their own creative "voice." Art history courses provide a thorough understanding of the historical and contemporary significance of the visual arts in our lives today. Gallery workers learn about curating and mounting exhibitions. Critical reasoning, problem-solving, and communication are emphasized throughout.

Where Art Can Take You!

A degree in the visual arts from Elmira College can lead to a professional career in the arts, post-graduate studies, or a number of other occupations. Graduates of the art program have gone on to become teachers, professional artists, illustrators, designers, art handlers, gallery managers, and curators. Many students at Elmira double major in art/business, art/psychology, art/anthropology, art/English, or art/history.

Why Choose Art?

Our comprehensive selection of courses are taught by professors who are accomplished professional artists, and who also serve as mentors. Students have full access to well-equipped, spacious studios during their academic career, and have many opportunities to exhibit artwork throughout the year. This program prepares art majors for professional employment and/or post-graduate study in their artistic area, while also providing opportunities to double majors studying in other disciplines.

What Art Will Teach You!

Studio courses expose students to a wide variety of media, materials, and techniques, while also nurturing the development of their own creative "voice." Art history courses provide a thorough understanding of the historical and contemporary significance of the visual arts in our lives today. Gallery workers learn about curating and mounting exhibitions. Critical reasoning, problem-solving, and communication are emphasized throughout.

Where Art Can Take You!

A degree in the visual arts from Elmira College can lead to a professional career in the arts, post-graduate studies, or a number of other occupations. Graduates of the art program have gone on to become teachers, professional artists, illustrators, designers, art handlers, gallery managers, and curators. Many students at Elmira double major in art/business, art/psychology, art/anthropology, art/English, or art/history.

The below links provide a helpful guide to the most current major/minor core courses and electives. Full program requirements and course descriptions are located in the Elmira College Bulletin.

Contacts:


Full-time Faculty:


Adjunct Faculty:

Many Term III courses offered have an art and culture component with focus on art museums, architecture, and public monuments. All students may take Term III trips that include the arts specific to the country they visit (Italy, Spain, England, etc.)

Clubs:

  • Art Club

Prizes/Scholarships:

  • Elizabeth Anne Graham '42 Prize
  • Mary Lou Parrella '65 Prize
  • Helen Hitchcock Bjorvand Drawing Prize
  • Annual Art Exhibition Awards

Internships:

EC students have completed internship with the Arnot Art Museum (in Elmira, walking distance from the College), Rockwell Museum of Art, National Soaring Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Chemung County Historical Society, Community Arts of Elmira (in Elmira, walking distance from the college), Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

Eric Kuntz '07

Eric Kuntz '07

Director of University Technology at the University of New England
Art Major

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.