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
- A new addition to the Moore website is our Podcast Series, the purpose of which is to share scholarly and highly informative lectures by Moore faculty, alumni and staff with the public. We’re launching the series with these two lectures on leadership by President Fitzgibbon.
- 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)
- Helen Driggs '81 metalsmithing book, the Jewelry Maker's Field Guide: Tools and Essential Techniques, was published in November 2014, by Interweave Press, in Loveland, Colorado.
- 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.
- Fine Arts and Foundation faculty member Rit Premnanth had a solo exhibition "Knot Not Nought" that was featured in Art Forum Magazine.
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...