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



  • Fine Arts seniors Lucy Heurich, Maeve Griffin, Melissa Robbins, Leah Koontz and Veronica Perez are the latest Moore students to have their art reviews published in the artblog,
    Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof’s Philadelphia arts blog.

  • Asuka Goto, instructor of Fine Arts/Foundation, was awarded the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Artist Fellowship for Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design for 2013. She also participated in “Find Yourself Here,” a collaborative performance/installation work in Brooklyn, NY on February 14 & 15, 2014. Goto had a solo show of her work on April 4, 2014 in Newcastle, England.


  • Robert Goodman, chair of Fine Arts, Photography & Digital Arts, and Interactive & Motion Arts, had a solo exhibition at Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia on March 7, 2014.


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...
Aimee Gilmore
Upon graduation from Moore, I started working as a production intern at The Fabric Workshop and Museum here in Philadelphia. I worked on the production of the Sarah Sze exhibition that has been on view from December...