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Art and Digital Art

Programs of Study

Majors:

  • Art
  • Digital Art

Minor:

  • Art

The programs of study in Art are part of the Department of Fine Arts.

Draw on Your Talents

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Guest artist Barbara Davis

As an Art major at Huntingdon, you have the freedom to explore a wide range of subjects and perspectives in the College’s liberal arts core curriculum; to gain experience in a variety of media; and to specialize in the area of media or study that interests you most, such as:

  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Digital Art
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • 2D Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

As a Digital Art major you will take courses in two- and three-dimensional design, drawing, and art history, as well as courses in graphic design, illustration, and photography.

Every Art and Digital Art major completes a Senior Capstone project: the development of a series of work and an exhibition in your chosen area(s) of concentration.

Art at Huntingdon

Folk artist Yvonne Wells with Black Student Union students

Folk artist Yvonne Wells

Work one-on-one with faculty who are professional artists and whose passion is teaching—faculty who will encourage you toward success while at Huntingdon and in your career or graduate school choices. At Huntingdon, small classes mean that you will know and be known. A broad-based liberal arts curriculum supports your study in art and prepares you to follow nearly any career path upon graduation.

Why Huntingdon?

Here, you can:

  • Explore a variety of media.
  • Learn by doing in internships for art galleries, businesses, organizations, broadcast media, or graphic design firms.
  • Travel and study during your senior year through the Huntingdon Plan, which also includes a laptop computer and books and information resources provided within regular costs.
  • Deepen your studies through the Hobbs Honors Program.
  • Display your work in the Seay Twins Art Gallery.
  • Learn from others through student and guest artist shows.
  • Combine the Art major with a second major and explore multiple interests.
  • Gain a broad understanding and sharpen your critical thinking skills through a strong liberal arts core curriculum.

Facilities

Gallery on the Green

Seay Twins Art Gallery

Huntingdon’s Pratt Hall houses a majority of the College’s art classes. In 2007, Huntingdon renovated and re-named the Seay Twins Art Gallery on The Green, which houses shows of students’ and guest artists’ work.

Faculty Contact

Alumni

Personal attention leads to excellent placement rates into graduate programs for Huntingdon graduates. Besides entering careers as professional artists in a wide variety of media, Huntingdon art alumni are known in the fields of graphic design, jewelry design, illustration, teaching, photography, art therapy, art history and museum work, art appraisal, film, television, and theater. Because your Huntingdon education is based on a broad liberal arts core, you will be able to think more broadly and to see a number of possibilities for applying your talents to the professional paths you choose.