About the Department
Creativity + Community + Collaboration = Mindset
Welcome to the 21st Century where the visual arts are alive and well at Winthrop University.
The degree programs within the Department of Fine Arts place a high value on students’ learning how to work creatively and collaboratively within their communities. The Department of Fine Arts recognizes the need to understand the ever changing global environment in the context of our immediate surroundings. Our degree programs help prepare our students for these new challenges technically, aesthetically and intellectually.
One of our goals is to ignite THE ART OF THINKING in all fine arts students. Each student is expected to leave the program with a body of work reflective of professional studio, art education or art history standards.
Fine Arts degree programs include the following areas of study:
Intensive professional training is provided to ensure the development of highly motivated, self-disciplined graduates. Students can be assured their Winthrop degree meets the rigorous professional standards of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), of which the university is an institutional accredited member.
Check out our fine arts community by clicking the Departmental Blog below:
Check out student artworks from all of our disciplines by clicking Student Art below:
Check out this example of a student websites required of senior fine arts students in ARTS 500 and 501: