Departmental Activities for Students

  • student poses with the eiffel tower in the backgroundAs an active member of the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad and the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, Bellarmine is able to offer students a wide range of study abroad opportunities in art, including classes in drawing, photography, video, new media, art history and special topics. The school also provides service-learning and internship opportunities locally and internationally.
  • The Art department hosts and Annual Student Show in the McGrath gallery, offering students a chance to exhibit their work and win cash awards. 
  • For Art majors, the Bellarmine experience culminates with a Senior Show, a solo or small-group exhibit showcasing the portfolio of work they’ve built during their final semesters of study.
  • Art students are encouraged to contribute work to campus publications. Student work has been printed in the Lance, Bellarmine’s yearbook; the Bellarmine Alumni Magazine; the Ariel literary magazine; and The Concord, Bellarmine's student-run weekly campus paper.
  • In 2010, Bellarmine Art majors founded the Art Club, a Registered Student Organization open to all students on campus and designed to offer social and educational opportunities outside of the classroom.
  • A number of departmental scholarships are available throughout a student’s tenure at Bellarmine. These are awarded based on various points of merit including need, talent, and academics.
  • High School seniors may apply for art scholarships by submitting a portfolio of their ten best pieces. This portfolio may be either digital or the actual work. For more information, please contact Sarah Martin,