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When you earn your bachelor’s degree in Art from Elmira College, you’ll gain the tools to express your creative voice and build a lifelong professional career in the arts.
Elmira College's Art degree program is about finding your creative voice and channeling it into a successful future. With four areas of study, you'll specialize your creative talents to fit any industry. Your professors are artists in their own right, with decades of experience that they bring into the classroom and studio. In addition to your professors' guidance, you'll have access to well-equipped, spacious studios and computer labs to put your theory and artistic eye into practice.
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 work to showcase to potential employers. 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.
Getting the education you want shouldn't mean sacrificing yourself to a future of debt, which is why Elmira College has one of the lowest undergraduate tuition prices of any four-year private college or university in the region. Connect with a financial aid counselor to find the best aid for your wallet and your future.
At Elmira College, we recognize that planning for how to finance your education is a vital part of your college search process. To start, you need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The sooner you file your FAFSA, the better to secure the most aid available based on your financial need.
Each Soaring Eagle, whether a first-time undergrad, a transfer, or an international student, is awarded an academic scholarship or award. All accepted students are automatically reviewed for a scholarship or award with amounts ranging from $13,000 to $25,000 with five competitive, full-tuition scholarships available.
Your artwork can help you pay for college! Find out how through our new portfolio-based Art scholarship.
Are you interested in Art but pursuing another major? An Art minor or Digital Art & Graphic Design minor might be the perfect fit.
Minor Course Lists
Developed in coordination with a licensed art therapist, Art Therapy is a 21-credit hour concentration that combines art and psychotherapy.
The Digital Art and Graphic Design program merges creative thinking with technical skills, giving you the visual communications skills in demand in marketing, advertising, social media, theatrical production, and online publishing careers.
The Digital Art and Product Design program is for anyone who wants to design beautiful and functional products that delight consumers.
The Studio Art program will give you the fundamentals needed for post-graduate study or professional employment, providing you the flexibility to pair your studies with other disciplines, broadening the range of opportunities you can pursue in and after Elmira College.
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.
Art students have a number of internship opportunities at Elmira.
Our professors are eager to help you excel in your studies and hone your creative expression.
Do you have questions about the Art program? Please contact us.