Degree: Bachelor of Arts
As a Union College studio fine arts major, you can expect to thrive in an environment in which you gain the confidence and skills needed to create and appreciate art.
Study everything from digital animation to watercolor. At Union, you can choose from many areas of study, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and two-dimensional design, digital arts, sculpture and ceramics.
Work one-on-one with faculty who are professional artists. Union professors are active in their fields, regularly exhibiting their work and garnering awards in prestigious shows.
Exhibit your work. Students enjoy real opportunities to show their work in the Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts and in the Wikoff Student Gallery at the Nott Memorial.
Take field trips. Join your classmates and professors on excursions to New York City galleries, museums and studios. Discover local art attractions such as the Clark Art Institute, Mass MOCA and the Storm King Art Center.
Explore different genres, cultures and artistic perspectives. Make prints in a Paris atelier or photos in Vietnam. Pursue your art in other countries through terms and mini-terms abroad.
The Department of Visual Arts also sponsors an exciting roster of visiting artists, including alumni who return to campus to talk about their experiences and career paths. And you will make professional connections through diverse internship placements.
Union graduates work as professional artists in a variety of venues, including museums and galleries, and in careers ranging from communications and teaching to dentistry and medicine.
Introductory course in relief printing (linocut, collograph, monotype, and woodcut). Introduction to materials and process of printmaking. Outside work required and critiques.
This studio course is the cross-section of common themes found in fine arts and biology, using art as a way of exploring science. The biological question of how evolution influences the relationship between structure and function will be addressed by exploring the use of color, light and structural logic with the goal of creating a world of your own. The course will culminate in an exhibition of artwork with corresponding texts by the student artists describing the connection between the art and science. Taught jointly by biology and visual arts.
A beginning course that introduces basic sculptural vocabularies and techniques. Each project is linked to particular materials, methods and approaches to making sculpture. These include modeling in clay, making life molds and plaster casts, wood construction and stone carving.
Union graduates with degrees in music, theater and dance, and visual arts are pursuing careers in a range of exiting fields: