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





  • Two students, Chelsea Grau and Sapientia Park, both fine arts juniors, worked the paint table at the Shake Shack mural painting event.
  • 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.


  • 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.  

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...