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.
At Seton Hill you will be taught by art faculty who are exhibiting artists themselves, committed to sharing their work regionally, nationally and internationally.
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.
While earning your degree, you will also fulfill the educational requirements for teacher certification in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Software is purchased separately by the student. Educational discounts are often available.
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.