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Do you think it is important to use and explore a variety of mediums?  Moore’s Fine Arts curriculum supports students' creative potential while they develop their self-identified emphases, which may include painting, sculpture, video, performance and installation.  In addition to individual studios, students have access to drawing and painting studios, the printmaking shop, metal shops and ceramics studio. Our accomplished faculty fully prepares students to build successful careers as practicing studio artists, educators and professionals. This program fosters the development of the individual creative voice through a range of traditional and new media.  Students exhibit their work in The Galleries at Moore, which has featured shows reviewed by Art Forum, ARTnews, artnet news, Art In America and Hyperallergic. 
An emphasis on resourcefulness and risk-taking throughout the program encourages students to develop the confidence to experiment and the self-reliance to become courageous life-long learners. Read more about the major...
2014 Student Interview // Mellisa Robbins


  • ​100% of 2016 Fine Arts Graduates are employed or in graduate school, 92% with businesses in their field of study!​ For more details visit the Locks Career Center page
  • Amy Orr, adjunct faculty of Fine Arts, exhibited her work, House of Cards, in an exhibition, The Faces of Politics: In/Tolerance at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. A May review of the exhibition, featuring Orr, appeared in The Boston Globe.  
  • Heather Ujiie, assistant professor of Fine Arts, was featured on WHYY's Articulate with Jim Cotter in January, 2016.
  • Heather Ujiie, adjunct professor of Fine Arts (textiles), Fashion Design and Interior Design, is the recipient of The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund grant. The grant is awarded to visual artists over 40 who live within 150 miles of Washington, D.C. The $15,000 grant enables recipients to concentrate on their artwork.
  • Moore alumna Darla Jackson '03 won the RAD Artist of the Year award. See details here.
  • Five Moore graduating seniors, Emilie Didyoung, Tori Lattanzi, Sabrina Salgado, Lauren Sauder, and Elizabeth Stricker, are in Star Wheel Printers' First Edition: New Philadelphia Printmakers at the Center for Works on Paper at the Fleisher Art Memorial,
  • Jeanne Hospod '91 has an animation that will be prominently featured alongside a live comedy performance presented by David Huntsberger. David is an established comedian in the Los Angeles area, and a part of the weekly Professor Blastoff Podcast (one of Rolling Stone's top 20 rated podcasts). By mid 2015, the recording of the comedy and animation performance will be available for purchase as a DVD or download.
  • Aubrie Costello '07 recently collaborated with UK women's shoe brand Esska to create a custom Silk Graffiti short film and installation for their Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign.
  • Catherine Badger-Radus '08 won a contest seeking artists willing to transform the appearance of the Market Street Rail Bridge in Moscow, PA and a bridge in Jessup, PA through murals reflecting the unique character of each of the towns


  • Kathy Butterly
Kathy Butterly
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT KATHY AND SEE EXAMPLES OF HER WORK 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...
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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...
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Rachel Vittorelli
After graduating with a Fine Arts degree from Moore in 2006, Rae Vittorelli had no idea that her future would be in chocolate. But her whimsical creativity led her to explore the world of sugar arts and launch her own...