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 excite 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...
The fractal installation was completed by the students in Heather Ujiie's New Materials/New Media class offered under Fine Arts in new textile minor course. The project entailed the creation of an innovative Surface pattern inspired by patterns from Mathematical Fractals resulting in a digital surface pattern, printed and manipulated into a relief structure: inspired by the concept of Fractals in Nature.
Moore alumna Sue Swinand '65 takes you on a walk through the Wellesley College greenhouses, talks about her current show, Wild Things, and gives you a little painting demo.
News & Highlights
- 83% of 2012 Fine Arts graduates are employed, 80%with organizations in their field of study, including: Taller Puertorriqueño, A.G.A.S. Manufacturing Group and World Wide Racing Studio. For more details visit the Locks Career Center page
- Keeping up with Michelle Angela Ortiz '00 always keeps us on our toes! This fall she had an exhibition at The State Museum of Pennsylvania; she presented at the International Policy Conference at Millersville University; she showed her prints and drawings at PASSAGES Exhibition in New York; and she was a presenter at the NALAC Regional Arts Training Workshop. She has been working in Caracas, Venezuela directing a public art project as part of the Feria Iberoamericano de Arte (FIA) with the support of the United States Embassy. She was a keynote speaker at the annual Latino Communities Conference "Building Bridges/Construyendo Puentes" at West Chester University. Her documentary "Aquí y Allá" Mural Screening and also at the Museo de Arte in Juarez, Mexico. Las Gallas, a group of artists including Michelle will be performing at the Barnes Foundation on December 6th. Lastly, she was awarded the Art and Change Grant by the Leeway Foundation to support her new project "Broken Families: Picking Up the Pieces".
- Watch a video about Lauren Tucker '13, a recent fine arts alum about her experience at Moore's all-women BFA program, (0:00) her experience with Moore's Study Abroad program at London, (1:09) her summer Internship at The Center on Central at Paoli PA, (2:06) and her love of Moore's campus. (2:56)
- Lee Price '90 makes #5 on Buzzfeed's list of 27 Stunning Works of Art That You Won't Believe Aren't Photographs.
- 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.
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...
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...
Moore has played a big role in my artistic development. With the scholarships and exhibition opportunities, I was able to find my niche and really come into my own as an artist. What excites and inspires me most is the...