Art

 
 

Art Major Competed on Syfy Competition Show

Senior Jake Corrick appeared as a contestant on "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."


Art With Diverse Groups

In early 2013, Seton Hill’s art therapy course, Art With Diverse Groups, collaborated with the Westmoreland County BHDS Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Committee and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art to facilitate a creative arts group for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In her artist statement, student Allyse Rindone stated:

“We all had a really good time creating art together. If there is one message that we would like to emphasize, it is that the creative process cannot only strengthen the bond between people; it can also bring out the strengths that are within all of us.”

The photo above shows some of the art created in the class. The photographer, Nicole Linsmeier, is a Seton Hill student who participated in this course.


Banners Add a Touch of Color to Downtown Greensburg

In early 2013, in collaboration with the Greensburg Community Development Corp., Seton Hill graphic design students created panels to be used on vacant storefront windows in downtown Greensburg. The intent is to add vibrant visual elements to the city, express the essence of living in Greensburg and increase investment within the city. Three panels have been installed along North Main Street. 

“It's a service-oriented project for the students and they're able to practice what they've learned in the classroom and work with a client,” said Sr. Mary Kay Neff, associate professor of art and graphic design.

The photo above shows one of the installed panels, designed by Molly Follmer, SHU '13 and Brittany Allen, SHU '14.

Creative, innovative, imaginative - this is what it means to be a Seton Hill University visual art student. At Seton Hill, learning and creativity go hand in hand. Here, you will receive a strong creative foundation in art in addition to a comprehensive liberal arts education. No matter which art program you choose, you will enjoy access to outstanding instructors and a variety of art studios, offering experience in media from paint to pixels.

Faculty

At Seton Hill you will be taught by art faculty who are exhibiting artists themselves, committed to sharing their work regionally, nationally and internationally. 

Degrees

  • Art Education (B.A.)
  • Art History (B.A.)
  • Art Therapy (B.A.)
  • Arts Administration (B.A.)
  • Fine Art, 3D or 2D (B.F.A)
  • Graphic Design (B.F.A.)
  • Studio Art (B.A.)

Minors & Certificates

Seton Hill also offers minors in art history, graphic design and fine art and a certificate in graphic design.


Art Education (B.A.)

The Art Education Program at Seton Hill combines a strong liberal arts education with advanced art teacher preparation, making its graduates exceptionally well prepared to teach. 

Excellent studio instruction, comprehensive art history instruction, exposure to studies in criticism and aesthetics, combined with opportunities to work with children and adolescents, will have you graduating from Seton Hill ready to succeed, both personally and professionally. 

While earning your degree, you will also fulfill the educational requirements for teacher certification in Pennsylvania.

Art Education Courses


Art History (B.A., minor)

Art history students have the opportunity to develop a knowledge and understanding of the visual imagery created throughout the course of human history. 

Courses provide a broad foundation in art history and in the liberal arts, to prepare students for professional careers in art such as teaching, curatorship, conservation, or educational positions in museums. Many art history students go on to graduate study. 

Seton Hill University art history students have received coveted internships at museums such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Carnegie Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

Art History Courses

Art History Minor Courses


Art Therapy (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy Program at Seton Hill is designed for those who wish to make a difference in others lives through their own art and through the encouragement of creative expression in others.

Art and psychology are uniquely combined, and the creative process becomes a vehicle for communication, self-expression and personal growth.

The art therapy major at Seton Hill prepares students who wish to go on to graduate studies in art therapy, and also those who wish to pursue careers in community arts. As a minimum of a master’s degree is required to practice art therapy, one goal of our undergraduate major is to assist you in exploring art therapy as a career while also preparing you for graduate level education. Additionally, students in this major are prepared in a community arts focus to use the arts to address social concerns and develop the health of their community in non-mental health settings. While many students go on to graduate school, some decide to begin their careers in a variety of human service, arts and education organizations.

Whatever your area of focus, and whether or not you go on to earn a master's degree, Seton Hill will prepare you to serve and transform your community and your world through the arts.

Art Therapy Courses

Seton Hill also offers a Master of Arts in Art Therapy with a Specialization in Counseling


Arts Administration (B.A.)

Arts administrators enjoy careers that bring the arts together with the larger community. A major in arts administration will prepare a student for positions in visual, performing and cultural art venues such as museums, art centers and historical sites. The required internship affords students the opportunity to apply academic and artistic skills to "real life" situations.

Arts Administration Courses


Fine Art, 3D or 2D (B.F.A, minor)

Earn a B.F.A. in Fine Art Studio and specialize in either 2D or 3D art. Work in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, metalsmithing and clay with professional artists who will mentor you and help you achieve your artistic goals. The B.F.A. is a professional degree in art, which will prepare you for M.F.A. graduate study or to begin a career in art or visually related professions.

Fine Art Studio B.F.A. Courses

Fine Art Studio 2D Minor Courses

Fine Art Studio 3D Minor Courses


Graphic Design (B.F.A., minor, certificate)

Graphic design is an exciting, ever-changing profession. Students in the graphic design major focus on the art of visual communication in both print and electronic formats.

Laptop requirement for graphic design students

Computers are an integral part of graphic design education. Incoming full-time freshmen will receive a MacBook Pro laptop and iPad when they arrive on campus.

Students are strongly encouraged to purchase The Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium package for use on their MacBook Pro which includes:

  • Adobe InDesignAdobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Bridge

Software is purchased separately by the student. Educational discounts are often available.

Graphic Design B.F.A. Courses

Graphic Design Minor Courses

Graphic Design Certificate Courses


Studio Art (B.A.)

Students enrolled in the studio art program may explore a wide range of media by taking varied studio courses, or they may elect to concentrate in one area. In either case, a broad base of knowledge in both art history and studio art is pursued to prepare students for an arts-related profession.

Studio Art Courses


Fast Forward to an MBA

Earn a bachelor's and a master's degree at Seton Hill in five years through our FastForward Bachelor’s to Master’s Program