Liberal Arts

About Liberal Arts

Creativity + Community + Collaboration = Mindset

In our ever changing global experience, Winthrop's Department of Fine Arts acknowledges the importance of developing and nurturing the engaged artist who can navigate the ideas and challenges of our time. The B.A. in Art which incorporates liberal arts, studio and art history is a unique program that can address the challenges of the new environment. 

Like all the programs in the Department of Fine Arts, the B.A. in Art is supported by the dedication, energy and resources of qualified artists, scholars and educators. Students, faculty and staff within Fine Arts comprise a community of active learners and problem solvers. The Winthrop Experience in Fine Arts is challenging, but prepares each individual to work creatively and collaboratively within his or her community.'

Study Abroad in Art

Due to the prescriptive and evolving nature of the various degree programs within the Department of Fine Arts, the Department Chair and faculty have identified the fifth or sixth semester junior year (in addition to multiple summer study options) as generally the best semester to study abroad.  Through a combination of language, art history, studio, humanities, conservation and arts administrative courses at the abroad institution and Winthrop distance learning, students are able to study abroad without delaying graduation.  It is imperative however, that students work with their advisor, or the department chair, prior to selecting a study abroad institution and planned course of study abroad to insure transfer and major credit.

Contact Information

Karen Oremus
Chair, Department of Fine Arts
331 McLaurin Hall