Academic Standards and Requirements
The Art Department at Molloy College is home to two academic programs: B.F.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in digital art, painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture or art history and a B.S. in Visual Art Education. The faculty strive to foster a sense of intellectual and creative exchange among the two disciplines.
The faculty are committed to bringing together the pursuit of serious scholarship and studio practice and providing a caring and rigorous education in the visual arts for our students.
Faculty, staff and students make a diverse and vibrant community bound together by the shared purpose of understanding the history, theory and practice of the visual arts. The Art Department welcomes both students who wish to pursue their majors and minors in the visual arts and students majoring in other disciplines who wish to engage in the study of art history or a structured studio experience as part of their education at Molloy College.
The course offerings reflect a diversity of faculty expertise, attention to student needs and the spirit of exploration with new concepts and technologies in art. Molloy College's proximity to New York City provides students with an opportunity to see current art exhibitions in museums and galleries and be actively engaged in the Art Capital of the World.
The Department has a close working relationship with the Molloy College Art Gallery located on campus in Kellenberg Hall. Students benefit from changing contemporary and historical exhibitions and frequent lectures by visiting artists and art historians, as well as Molloy's own faculty exhibits in the gallery. Each year senior art majors present an exhibition of their work in the gallery, and the student art gallery in the Wilbur Arts Center presents several student exhibitions throughout the year.
Professor Margaret DeLima assigned her Art 103 3D Design students a project to create non-functional chairs. The chairs were constructed without the the use of glue, adhesive or fasteners. Laura Willis, Jacquelyn Russo, Ryan Bortell, Chantal Lockward, and Steven Ferraro all created non-functional chairs based on differest themes.