The Bellarmine Art Department offers students the aesthetic training, technical knowledge, critical thinking skills and problem solving strategies that prepare them for careers in the creative economy and/or graduate study in the visual arts.
Why earn your art degree at Bellarmine?
Our program provides a supportive environment that promotes the rigorous investigation of craft, technology, history, theory and individual conceptual concerns. Faculty are professional artists who serve students as mentors and advisors, providing hands-on instruction, fostering experimentation, and challenging students to articulate their creative goals and develop their artistic identity.
Small classes, internships, a dynamic local art scene, and study abroad courses all foster meaningful engagement with campus, regional and global communities. The art department enriches our university and city through exhibitions, lectures, service and other programming.
Campus facilities include painting, drawing, and ceramics studios, a photography darkroom and two Mac labs. The McGrath Gallery offers 1200 square feet of exhibit space for shows by regional, national and student artists. Students are given
24-hour access to studio facilities and a broad range of exhibition opportunities.
Art majors can focus their studies in one or more areas of emphasis:
- Digital Art
Graduate and Career Opportunities
Zackary Ross, PhD, Fine Arts & Communication Division Chair
Laura Hartford, MFA (email)
Fong Choo, MFA (website) (website) (email)
Megan Bickel, MFA (website) (email)
Jordan Morgan, MFA (website) (email)
Bess Reed, Ph.D.
Douglas Miller (website) (email)
Michael Kopp (website) (email)
Ron Schildknecht (website) (email)
Robert Lockhart, MFA, Professor Emeritus (website)
Caren Cunningham, MFA, Professor Emeritus
Read our faculty biographies.