Undergraduate Degree Program

Visual and Performing Arts

Help others share their creativity with the world

Prepare for advanced programs, graduate study and rewarding careers in the fine arts and arts-related professions.

When you major in art at Albertus Magnus College, you’re immersed in our humanities-focused liberal arts education. Beyond an extensive background in art history, you’ll gain competence in several areas of studio art through broad and integrated coursework where you explore interests that help you discover a path to your future profession.

One-on-One Mentoring

In our small classes, you receive one-on-one mentoring from professional faculty who know you by name, work with you to achieve your best and are active as exhibiting artists and researchers. By collaborating with your peers on small-group projects, you’ll find strength and meaning in your own creative expression, build lifelong friendships and develop new professional colleagues.

You’ll interact with professional artists at Albertus Magnus College’s MacDonough Gallery and through trips to galleries and museums in New York City, at Yale University and other regional outlets. Seeing an original Ansel Adams or Edward Weston photographic print during a trip to the Yale Art Gallery is an experience you’ll remember forever!

Real-World Experience

Our hands-on experiential approach to learning means you benefit from opportunities often reserved for master’s-level programs. Exhibit your own artwork or curate an exhibition around a theme and artists of your choosing in the MacDonough Gallery. Gain real-world experience through internships or volunteer activities at area sites including Creative Arts Workshop, Florence Griswold Museum, Artspace or museums and galleries at Yale, as well as professional graphic design companies and commercial photographic studios in the region, including Allegra Print & Imaging, Creative Fusion Design Company, Elements, Globe Pequot Press, New York Graphics Society, Red 7 Media, The Worx Group, Connecticut Magazine and Conde Nast Publishing.

Professional Portfolio

The professional portfolio you’ll create — fully reviewed by our faculty mentors — positions you to outshine your peers in the competition for careers in graphic design, professional photography, teaching, art therapy and healing professions, galleries, auction houses and museums, or for graduate studies, including the MFA, in photography, graphic design, painting and studio arts, or art history.

Courses in dance and music broaden the humanistic focus of Albertus Magnus College’s liberal arts education while expanding your cultural experiences and offering another outlet for your creativity. You may also minor in art, art history or graphic design.

Concentrations in Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Graphic Design
  • History of Art
  • Photography
  • Studio Art

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Contact Us

Jerome Nevins
Phone: 203-773-8546
E-mail: jnevins@albertus.edu Office: Aquinas Hall, Room 203