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
- Congratulations to Fine Arts Chair Robert Goodman on being honored with the 2014 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.
- Moore faculty member Heather Ujiie’s “Erotic Alchemy” opens at the Philadelphia Art Alliance on September 11 and runs through November 30, 2014. .
- During the 2014/2015 school year, Moore students will be participating in an unprecedented “classroom without walls” modeled-project with The ArtBlog in collaboration with the Village of Arts and Humanities.
- Lee Price '90 was featured in an article on Huffington Post called Artist Challenges The Pattern Of Food-Shaming Women With Stunning Nude Self Portraits (NSFW) and also on Mashable Hyperrealistic Paintings Explore the Hidden World of Binge Eating.
- Congratulations to Fine Arts Major Helen Webster and Curatorial Studies Major and Fine Arts Minor Carlee Myers on having their artwork selected for the large banners hanging on the front of Moore’s building.
- Megan Lawlor's (Class of 1982) painting, "Lizzie in Tutu", received the First Place Award and PSC Medal at the recent Philadanco Benefit Exhibition at the Philadelphia Sketch Club Her artwork was featured in an article on Trov.com.
Amber Lia Kloppel '99 is exhibiting in Beyond The Threshold at the Mark Miller Gallery in New York City.
Michelle Ortiz '00 arts collective Las Gallas, performed at the International Festival of Poetry in Havana, Cuba in the Museo de Bellas Artes in Havana. They also participated in the Women's Forum during the conference, and shared their community arts work in a special workshop with local artists in Regla. They also were featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. See the article here. Michelle is one of the featured artists showing several works in the "Chicanismo y Latinismo" exhibition at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, Maryland. The exhibition runs from August 22 – September 27th, 2014.
Joanne Bosack '01 has had two paintings juried into The Absolutely Abstract Show, 2014, at The Philadelphia Sketch Club. The paintings, both oils, are titled Revealing The Conflict and Holding Onto What Used To Be. The show runs from August 22 to September 13, 2014.