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Fine Art

Explore Your Artistic Potential

A degree in Fine Art prepares you for a career in the field of visual arts. You will work closely with faculty to develop your artistic skills in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, color theory and design, and the history of art. As an art major, you will receive attention from student-focused faculty members who want to see you succeed. Faculty members work with you to hone your unique artistic expression.

At Etown you will graduate, ready to succeed. These courses equip you with the foundational skills needed to produce professional portfolios. During your senior year, you will design personal websites to promote your artwork and perfect your resumes, artist statements and public speaking skills. In preparation for your senior exhibition, you’ll work in your preferred media to create a senior show during the spring semester.

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What Can I Do With a Degree in Fine Art?

Etown Fine Art majors are talented and ambitious students who graduate ready to pursue careers in the art world and beyond. Fine Art careers include:

  • Freelance Art Production
  • Managing an Artist Studio
  • Gallery or Museum Director
  • Art Handler
  • Graphic Designer
  • Teaching
  • Art Therapy

We will give you the well-rounded foundation in Fine Art that prepares you for careers or post-baccalaureate and graduate studies in diverse artistic fields.


A Historical Perspective

As a Fine Art major, you will study the history of art to deepen your artistic vision. You will take coursework in traditional art history as well as diverse artistic traditions around the world. 

Creating Art

Immerse Yourself in Art

As a Fine Art Major in Pennsylvania you have access to nearby major art scenes in Lancaster, Philadelphia, and New York City. You will take field trips to nationally recognized galleries or take part in the preparation of visiting art exhibitions on the Elizabethtown College campus.


Showcase Your Talents

Build portfolios and publicly display your artwork. You have the opportunity to submit your work to the Annual Juried Student Show. Your senior capstone coursework in art and our Career Development Center prepares you for success as an artistic professional.


Student working on art

Arts Minor

Students benefit from the ability to creatively express themselves outside of their intended major. Not only does the fine arts teach students how to view the world through a visual lens, it fosters creative thought processes that lead to innovative problem-solving that can be applied to any field.

An Arts Minor is the perfect opportunity for non-majors to develop their artistic skills or learn about the history of art. The Studio Art minor involves a combination of studio practices and art history courses. When paired with other disciplines, Fine Arts minors offer a world of possibilities to expand your skills and career options.


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