With a combination of studio courses and art history classes, the Department of Fine & Performing Arts offers the opportunity to explore the depth and breadth of your individual talent and calling as an artist or art historian in a dynamic and supportive environment.
Art and Education Double Major
A double major in art and education prepares teachers to inspire young artists in a variety of environments. Students can become certified in Art (Pre-K - 12) in Pennsylvania. Students who would like to double major in art and education will be paired with advisors in the Art Department and the Department of Teacher Education. Please contact the Art Department and the Department of Teacher Education to receive information about the current program requirements.
Art History Major
We are constantly surrounded by images, and Art History offers a critical means of assessing our visual culture in an increasingly globalized context. Art History at Saint Joseph’s University provides a broad academic curriculum, covering major artistic developments in painting, architecture, sculpture, photography, and new media throughout history and around the world.
If you feel most alive when you are shooting a photograph, sculpting, drawing or painting, you have had a deep experience of the creative process and may benefit from a minor in art.
Art History Minor
In a world where we are constantly being presented with stylized imagery, Art History offers a critical means of assessing our visual culture and increasingly globalized society.