The art major offers students an opportunity for the unique development of their talents in a wide range of visual arts courses and concentrations. A full spectrum of studio courses affords students the development of their personal talents in the visual arts. An assortment of methods, techniques, materials, and philosophies challenge art majors to express themselves to their fullest potential. It is the underlying philosophy of this major that students maturing as artists have a responsibility to share and lead in developing a better and more meaningful society. This commitment to artistic and social responsibility by the Visual and Performing Arts Department, its faculty, and its students is the essence of the Springfield College humanics philosophy.
Students may also pursue licensure as a teacher of art at the 5-8 and/or 8-12 grade levels by completing the secondary education licensure core in addition to requirements for the major.
For more information about the art major, contact Professor Martin Shell, chairperson of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at (413) 748-3443 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.
Related programs at Springfield College include: Art Therapy, Art Therapy and Studio Art/Teacher Preparation, and Computer Graphics. Click here to learn more about the program.
Teacher Licensure is available within this major, resulting in the opportunity to become state certified. Visit the office of Educator Preparation and Licensure for details.