Program Majors & Minors
Our renowned status has to do with much more than the beautiful and historic setting of the campus in St. Augustine, Florida. With a dedicated teaching faculty of professional artists and designers, we have an unbeatable combination for young creatives: a thriving studio program alongside a small liberal arts college. This allows us to offer more than the professional and for-profit art schools due to the comprehensive academics this liberal arts background provides.
As one of the largest departments on campus, with three distinct disciplinary majors, consisting of Art History, Fine Art and Graphic Design, we also enjoy state-of-the-art studio facilities in the Molly Wiley Art Building and an impressive gallery space within the Crisp-Ellert Museum of Art in which both student art and the work of visiting nationally and internationally recognized artists exhibit.
The Art & Design Department also attracts students who have attended or considered attending one of the big universities because we are small and every student gets individualized attention. We produce students who are intellectually flexible and creative. This is important in a job market that is unstable because students will need to be prepared, adaptable and multifaceted. Our faculty embraces the need for students to learn by facing multi-disciplinary, real world challenges. We provide experiences where students can apply their strong studio preparation and encounter issues, conflicts, needs, and situations that they will find in their creative lives after graduation.
Our Fine Art majors also have the option of applying for and receiving the distinction of a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. The numbers of BFA students who have gone on to the country’s best graduate schools is testament to the success of this program.