Holy Family University is proud to offer students a highly supportive learning environment that values their personal and professional goals. Students in our Art program thrive in our small yet challenging learning environment immersed in fine arts and graphic design. Philadelphia is a city rich in artistic tradition, and we believe in educating beyond the classroom and providing opportunities for hands-on experience, which is a key component of your college education.

What Can You Do With This Major?

In addition to those students who go on to pursue studies in graduate programs and careers in education, many of our graduates have found careers as:

  • Art Historians
  • Art Therapists
  • Graphic Designers
  • Interior Designers
  • Museum Directors
  • Studio Artists

Major Coursework

The Art program prepares students for an intelligent study and understanding of the arts. Seminars in your junior and senior years enable you to produce individual creative projects in the specialties of your choice.

Other course work includes:

  • Two- and Three-Dimensional Design
  • Drawing and Composition
  • Drawing from Life
  • Painting I & II
  • Sculpture I & II
  • Ceramics I & II
  • Printmaking I & II
  • Seminar in Art History
  • Art History
  • Introduction to Art Therapy

Art Major tracks

  • Art-Secondary Education
  • Graphic Design
  • Pre-Art Therapy
  • Studio Art

Real-World Experience

Art students can gain real-world experience through Holy Family University’s nationally recognized Experiential Learning program.

Some of the companies our students have worked with include:

  • Comcast-Spectacor
  • National Constitution Center
  • Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

Studio and Gallery Facilities

As an art student, you will develop creative thinking abilities while building technical art-making skills. The studio classes are small and all art students are provided with studio space to work on their projects. In addition, Holy Family University’s Art Gallery gives students a chance to participate in the exhibition process.