About This Program

For Undergraduate Students

Available as a major and minor.

View a sample schedule.
View a sample schedule for our minor.

The art major provides an opportunity for unique development of your creative talents in a variety of visual arts courses and concentrations. A full spectrum of studio courses will afford you the development of your personal artistry in the visual arts and allow you to advance your current knowledge of the art world.

An assortment of methods, techniques, materials, and philosophies will challenge you to express yourself to your fullest potential. 

As our students mature as artists, they become visually literate, skilled in creative problem solving, and aesthetically sensitive. Through this solid foundation of art skills, you’ll be prepared for advanced study or for a variety of professional opportunities in the arts.

Young woman uses art studio space to create art
Life as an art major
Get inspired

Our facilities are open day and night for the convenience of our students.

Professor Holly Murray works with an art student in the classroom
Life as an art major
Learn from the best

Expert faculty members are professional artists and arts educators who celebrate, expand, and enrich our students’ technical know-how and expressive skills.

Students work on sculptures in the classroom
Life as an art major
Space to create

Art and design studios that provide a sprawling, well-lit space for students to create, whether that's to paint, sculpt, design, or draw. 

Student admires art in the William Blizard Gallery
Life as an art major
Art on display

The William Blizard Gallery—located in the Visual Arts Center on the second floor of Blake Hall—hosts art exhibitions from artists and students all year long. The gallery is open weekdays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

William Simpson Fine Arts Series

Celebrate the arts

The William Simpson Fine Arts Series entertains and inspires. Experience the arts with magnificent work from artists and performers from both inside and outside the Springfield College community. Attendees will be dazzled by dance performances and theater presentations, captivated by art exhibitions and thought-provoking film, and delighted by concerts and literary events.

William Simpson Fall 2016 Program