Art and Fine Arts
Your future is a blank canvas. Color it successful with an undergraduate degree in art from Molloy College on Long Island, New York. Whether you plan to be a graphic or fine artist, illustrator, an art history educator or the director of an art gallery, Molloy can help you get started. It is a place where creative and critical thinkers, makers, and educators shape awareness about what is possible and, in doing so, change the way our world is seen, experienced, and understood. Our arts in education, design and visual arts programs enable individuals and communities to respond imaginatively to the continuous rush of social and cultural change through exploration, expression and communication that takes place in a multiplicity of ideas, forms, actions, and settings.
Visual arts practitioners use the media, processes, and contexts of art and design to explore ideas, imagine problems, question answers, probe issues, and educate others about how art experience can help us to see and think differently. Self-discovery processes, expressive outcomes, and methods of creative inquiry are mindful and purposeful. These practices make use of the unlimited human capacity to give form to creative ideas that are personally transformative, and, when expressed and communicated in public spaces, have real world impact. When art and design practices are applied in social, educational, technological, and political settings, the outcomes of artistic research can assume many roles in influencing how knowledge is created and how understanding is achieved.
With unlimited creative space and a challenging curriculum, we offer Bachelor degrees in the studio arts and in visual art education as well as minors in Studio Art, Digital Arts, Art History, Museum Studies, Photography, Graphic Design and Art Therapy. Our art programs offer:
- Small classes taught by professional, experienced faculty who are practicing artists and regularly exhibit their work. Whether you're pursuing a career in art, engaging in the study of art history or want a true studio experience, Molloy's art professors are committed to fostering your creativity.
- Our own campus Art Gallery in Kellenberg Hall serves as a showcase for the talents of our art majors and hosts contemporary and historical exhibits with frequent lectures by visiting artists.
- Molloy's close proximity to New York City makes is easy for you to be actively engaged in one of the art capitals of the world. Some of the finest museums and galleries are just minutes away
Improve your life....
- Teach the fine arts
- Research art history
- Be a graphic designer or digital artist
- Work in arts administration
- Prepare for a Master's degree in Fine Arts or Art Therapy
- Collect art