"A true artist is not one who is inspired but one who inspires others."

— Salvador Dali

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You are a creator. You dream of building new worlds using multiple art forms and sculpting an idea to make it reality. Learn about the tools needed to succeed as an artist in courses like 2D design, 3D design, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, expanded media, and sculpture. Additional subject areas (or courses) outside these disciplines include interdisciplinary studio and video.

A degree in fine arts provides students with experience in problem-solving, creative thinking, and innovation required for many career opportunities in the arts and beyond. Students will gain a working knowledge of art and design principles, skills, and applications to create an awareness of historical and contemporary perspectives.



UPCOMING EVENTS

We sponsor over 100 performances annually, most of which are free of charge and open to the general public! View our upcoming events calendar below. 

April 01 - 20
April 01 - May 04
April 12 - 20
April 25 - May 02
April 30 - May 08

Mission Statement

The Department of Fine Arts prepares students to become professional in the fields of studio art, art history and art education. Combining practical experience, lecture and research skills, students build a foundation for a lifetime of creative and intellectual inquiry, personal growth and civic responsibility.

 

Accreditation

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.

 


DEGREE PROGRAMS

•BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.), ART
•BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.), ART EDUCATION
•BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.), ART HISTORY
•BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (B.F.A.), STUDIO ART
•MASTER OF FINE ARTS (M.F.A.)



SINGLE OR DUAL DISCIPLINE CONCENTRATIONS FOR B.F.A. IN STUDIO ART INCLUDE:

ceramics, drawing, expanded media, jewelry and metals (on hold), painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Additional subject areas include interdisciplinary studio and video.

 


EXPLORE AREAS OF STUDY

 

Art

Art

Art

The Bachelors of Art (B.A.) in Art Degree offers students a chance to explore a variety of mediums.

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Art Education

Art Education

Art Education

The B.A. Art Education Program prepares students to become professional pre-K12 art teachers.

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Art History

Art History

Art History

The Art History B.A. degree program is designed to produce a well-rounded, prepared graduate.

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Ceramics

Ceramics

Ceramics

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree with a concentration in Ceramics

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Drawing

Drawing

Drawing

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree with a concentration in Drawing

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Expanded Media

Expanded Media

Expanded Media

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree with a concentration in Expanded Media

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Painting

Painting

Painting

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree with a concentration in Painting

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Photography

Photography

Photography

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree with a concentration in Photography

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Printmaking

Printmaking

Printmaking

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree with a concentration in Printmaking

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Sculpture

Sculpture

Sculpture

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree with a concentration in Sculpture

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Studio Arts

Studio Arts

Studio Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Studio Arts.

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Video

Video

Video

Students can take video courses as a part of the B.F.A. in Expanded Media degree!

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Master of Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts

The M.F.A. program at Winthrop University is a 2 year, full-time studio art program.

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Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is designed to prepare individuals to be a classroom teacher.

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Minors

Minors

Minors

Explore all of the Minors offered in the College of Visual and Performing Arts!

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Where will you create?

Explore Spaces

From the wood shop to the darkroom, the facilities we provide on campus include advanced technology studios in all the visual arts. We have what you need to excel and expand your creativity.

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Student Work

Our students regularly produce exceptional work that is competitive with the professional artists of today. Check out some of their recent projects here.

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Meet our Team

Meet the people who are shaping the next generation of artists.

Fine Arts Faculty and Staff

Message from the Chair

Mark Hamilton, Interim Chair

Mark Hamilton, Interim Chair

The Department of Fine Arts

Office: 305 McLaurin Hall
Phone: 803/323-3686
E-mail: finearts@winthrop.edu


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