Picture yourself running a gallery, operating your own studio, or winning awards in exhibitions across the country. Your career options in art have never been more exciting, and through Quincy University's Art program, you can begin to access them now.
In our Art program, you can earn a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design, as well as minors in Art History, Art Studio, Three-Dimensional Art, Two-Dimensional Art, Graphic Design, and Advertising Production.
A limited number of performance grants are available to entering Art students. Prospective first-year and transfer students are invited to ask an Admissions representative about submitting a portfolio for consideration.
Our Coleman-Hughes Graphic Design Complex provides students with opportunities to work with professional software and printing equipment. Many Art students develop minors in Communication (typically Broadcast or Public Relations) and become familiar with the features of our broadcast studio and editing facility. Students also take advantage of Quincy's unique minor in Entrepreneurship which focuses on the proficiencies needed by an arts professional.
Quincy faculty members combine decades of experience as award-winning artists and design professionals to offer mentoring and guidance for any path you may choose. They continuously exhibit their works, master the latest software, and network with art entrepreneurs to connect you with this fast-paced field. They are also actively engaged in programs of the Coleman Foundation for Entrepreneurship, including the annual Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA) conference and funded projects for student-faculty collaboration with community organizations. Each year, Quincy Art students attend SEA to learn from and network with successful professionals in a variety of arts occupations.
Outside the Classroom
Quincy's student-run Art Club is active on campus, and students in the Art major frequently participate in productions of the Drama Club and the Theatre Program, as well as assist in production of the student newspaper. Quincy artists often participate in international study through the Assisi pilgrimage as well as through summer or semester-long programs.