Above photos: 2014 Thom Carroll Photography

The Fine Arts program fully prepares students to build successful careers as practicing studio artists, educators and professionals. It fosters the development of the individual creative voice through a broad curriculum that includes a range of traditional and new media that progressively builds upon the development of skills and professional practice.

The curriculum ensures that students develop the knowledge and skills to conceptualize and execute projects independently, and complete an ambitious body of work as a culminating senior thesis. An emphasis on critical thinking, problem-solving and risk-taking throughout the program encourages students to develop confidence to experiment and the self-reliance to become courageous life-long learners. The interdisciplinary curriculum supports students' self-identified emphases, including painting, sculpture, video, performance and installation.

Through studio and seminar courses students develop a deep understanding of contemporary issues and historical perspectives in art practice. In addition to the individual studios, students have access to drawing and painting studios, the printmaking shop, metal shops and ceramics studio. Read more about the major...


News & Highlights

  • 95% of 2013 Fine Arts graduates are employed, 83%with organizations in their field of study.  For more details visit the Locks Career Center page
  • Heather Ujiie, adjunct professor of Fine Arts (textiles), Fashion Design and Interior Design, is the recipient of The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund grant. The grant is awarded to visual artists over 40 who live within 150 miles of Washington, D.C. The $15,000 grant enables recipients to concentrate on their artwork.
  • Moore students are sharing their vision in the Genderweave exhibition at the Mt. Airy Art Garage exploring gender and the evolving nature of women's sexuality while celebrating Women's History Month and International Women's Day in March. Besides sharing art in different mediums, Moore students are also working on the exhibition postcard and other collateral. http://phillynow.com/2015/02/26/mt-airy-art-garage-moore-students-team-up-for-the-gender-weave-project/
  • Jeanne Hospod '91 has an animation that will be prominently featured alongside a live comedy performance presented by David Huntsberger. David is an established comedian in the Los Angeles area, and a part of the weekly Professor Blastoff Podcast (one of Rolling Stone's top 20 rated podcasts). By mid 2015, the recording of the comedy and animation performance will be available for purchase as a DVD or download.
  • Aubrie Costello '07 recently collaborated with UK women's shoe brand Esska to create a custom Silk Graffiti short film and installation for their Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign.
  • Veronica Perez '14 had a solo show at the University of Southern Oregon in January of 2015. Additionally, she has accepted a 3 month residency from La Fragua, a school and farm located in southern Spain."
  • Catherine Badger-Radus '08 won a contest seeking artists willing to transform the appearance of the Market Street Rail Bridge in Moscow, PA and a bridge in Jessup, PA through murals reflecting the unique character of each of the towns



Kathy Butterly
I work as an artist, making sculptures from clay. My work is represented by the Tibor De Nagy Gallery in NYC. I started working with clay while at Moore, so I would definitely say that Moore provided me with the...
Michelle Ortiz
I was a fine arts major at Moore, which really prepared me for my career.  My classes gave me the hands-on experience necessary for me to become the artist I am today.   Since I graduated, I’ve designed and created...
Rachel Vittorelli
After graduating with a Fine Arts degree from Moore in 2006, Rae Vittorelli had no idea that her future would be in chocolate. But her whimsical creativity led her to explore the world of sugar arts and launch her own...