Welcome to Art at StFX!
Welcome to the Art Department! We’re delighted that you are interested in studying with us.
Our Department has two programs, both devoted to the study of material and visual culture. Our Studio Art courses, in which you will create works of art, range in scope from drawing and painting to craft media such as ceramics, glass, and textiles, and to new digital media including photography, animation, and filmmaking. Art History is the original interdisciplinary discipline. In Art History courses, you will study works of art from prehistory to the present, in light of cultural forces such as historical events, philosophical and political thought, and religious beliefs. In short, Art History studies how art reveals what cultures really value.
Both Studio Art and Art History can prepare you for a wide variety of careers. Our students go into fields such as curatorial work in galleries and museums, arts management, art therapy, scientific illustration, and design for business marketing – to name just a few. Others go on to graduate studies in Art and Art History.
Keep an eye out for our upcoming program in Art Therapy Preparedness, in which you’ll be able to combine selected courses in Art and Psychology in order to begin a career path in Art Therapy.
We look forward to meeting you.