an abstract painting by Dominique Shook

artwork by student Dominique Shook

Earn a bachelors degree in art

Develop your artistic skill

The art major provides a strong foundation in art history and in studio art: design, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, computer art, and sculpture. Electives and directed study in a variety of media include fiber arts, ceramics, drawing, painting, and mixed media.

Senior Project, an individual project and study course, is required for all majors, while a senior exhibition is required of Art, Painting and Drawing, and Ceramics concentrations is open to all seniors. Other specialized advanced and tutorial courses are also offered. Combining an art major with minors in business or communication offers viable career opportunities in advertising, communication, and arts administration.


Businesses need creative arts

Recent Carlow graduates who have majored in art have interned or accepted full-time positions in such places as:

  • North Hills School District
  • Duquesne City School District
  • Montour School District
  • Brunner
  • Manchester Craftsman's Guild
  • Allegheny Department of Human Services
  • 3E Trading

Carlow's art department graduates in studio art have been accepted into quality graduate programs that include: New York University, Pennsylvania State University, Syracuse University, and Glasgow University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Carlow has produced working professional graphic designers, professional exhibiting artists, and many art educators.


Courses taught by accomplished artists

Gain a strong art foundation with courses in art history as well as studio arts.  Elect a concentration and devote your time to your area of expertise. Read about art major courses in our catalog.


Accelerate your study with a Master of Arts 

Undergraduate students with a major concentration in ArtPainting, and Ceramics are invited to apply to Carlow's Master of Arts in Art program prior to graduation. Carlow's Accelerated Option is a fast-track jumpstart on a graduate degree. Please see the Carlow's Master of Arts in Art page for details.