A Professional Degree in Fine ArtMost Undergrads Move On to Careers or Grad School

A bachelor's in fine art from Seton Hill University is a professional degree designed to prepare you for graduate study (Master of Fine Art) or to begin a career in art or related professions. At Seton Hill, you will be supported and challenged in your artistic development.

You can choose a concentration in Painting, Metals, Sculpture or Clay.

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Why Earn a B.F.A. in Fine Art at Seton Hill?

At Seton Hill, you'll achieve your artistic goals through:

  • A concentration in painting, sculpture, clay or metals
    • The painting concentration fosters respect for technical mastery of painting techniques and concepts and offers a connection to the continuum of art history and criticism.
    • The sculpture concentration provides an understanding of three-dimensional design, including knowledge of hand and power tools, foundry, welding equipment, plastic and resin, with the integration of digital technologies. 
    • The clay concentration will prepare you for the use of tools, techniques, and processes including clays, glazes and firing.
    • The metals concentration will provide you with the skills to use and understand the tools, techniques, and processes in producing metal or jewelry objects from design to completion.
  • Courses in various aspects of the arts that allow you to work side-by-side with professional artists who willApple Distinguished School become your mentors.
  • Fieldwork and apprenticeships with professional artists and arts organizations that specialize in your area of concentration.
  • Your MacBook Air laptop, provided to all full-time traditional bachelor's degree program students as part of our Mobile Learning Program.
  • Seton Hill's state-of-the-art facilities, including the award-winning Seton Hill Arts Center.

Arts Center

Arts CenterSeton Hill's award-winning Arts Center features sculpture, graphic design, metals, clay, photography, printmaking and drawing studios, in addition to welding facilities and a foundry. The Center contains a full digital fabrication lab with extrusion and resin printers, laser engravers and a water jet machine. Our 3D printers can achieve the accuracy of stone setting, or print objects up to one meter tall.

Equipment used by studio art students includes:


  • Ultimaker S5
  • Optimus P1 Large format 3D printer
  • Ender 3 Pro printer (7)
  • Makerbot Replicator 2X
  • Formlabs Form 2 resin printer
  • Longer Orange 30 resin printer
  • Bambu X1C printer


  • Einscan Pro 2x Handheld
  • Occipital Structure scanner for iPad


  • Glowforge Laser engraver
  • Wazer Desktop waterjet
  • Boxzy 3 in 1 Mill/engraver/printer
  • Laguna 2 x 4 feet CNC Router

 The Center also houses three exhibit spaces: the (outdoor) Art Yard, Harlan Gallery and Harris Gallery. 

Internships, Apprenticeships & Careers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the field of fine arts is expected to stay strong through 2029. Students in Seton Hill University's Arts Programs have a long and successful history of securing coveted apprenticeships and internships in their areas of interest, which assist in career development. 

Seton Hill University has a nationally recognized Career and Professional Development CenterSeton Hill's award-winning Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) will begin working with you from your first semester, supplying you with the professional and job preparation skills that you'll need to succeed on and off the Hill. Even better - as a Seton Hill alum, you have career services at the CPDC for life. 

FacultyExpert Faculty

At Seton Hill University, your professors aren't just educational instructors - they're artists and professionals with a variety of skills and experiences to share. You'll have the opportunity to work with skilled faculty in various aspects of the arts. 

Ready to Take Your Next Step Forward?How to Apply

Apply online for free at any time! Seton Hill University features streamlined admissions requirements and a comprehensive aid program. Interested in seeing the campus? Schedule a campus visit. You never know - you may just see your future from here. 

To contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, fill out our online Request for Information form. You may also call us any time at (724) 838-4281 or (800) 826-6234, or send an email to admit@setonhill.edu.