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The Department of Art at Moravian provides students with a curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, preparing them for careers in graphic/interactive design, studio art, art education, and art history. Working as artists, scholars, designers, museum curators, and teachers, graduates combine conceptual, intellectual, and technical skills with their understanding of the need for art today, and its purposes in the past. The strong commitment required to succeed as an artist is fostered through collaborative projects led by a diverse faculty of working artists and experienced educators.
A portfolio is required for acceptance into the studio art, graphic design, and art education programs.
GRAPHIC AND INTERACTIVE DESIGN
The art education program includes art courses in a variety of media, education courses, and the following courses specific to the art education program:
Students in advanced studio courses are provided with studios for individual work and independent study. All studios are open 24 hours a day. The Priscilla Payne Hurd Center for Music and Art includes classrooms for painting, drawing and art education, and labs for ceramics and printmaking. There are two labs for graphic design and new media equipped with Macintosh computers, scanners, a large-format printer and other color and black-and-white printers, digital cameras and video cameras, and many other advanced features for graphic and interactive design, digital photography, digital video, and other new media processes. The Payne Gallery has a rotating exhibition schedule featuring national and international exhibits as well as regional work, work by emerging artists, a biennial faculty exhibition, the annual senior thesis exhibition, and the Moravian College Permanent collection. Student work is also displayed in Space 105, the student gallery.
The art department offers opportunities for students to engage in the visual arts through visiting and participating in exhibitions on- and off-campus, workshops, visiting artists, study abroad trips, internships, clubs and honor societies, the Sophomore Review and the Senior Thesis Exhibition and Scholarship Day Presentations. Payne Gallery offers a rotating schedule of national and regional exhibitions in a variety of media; the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery in the HUB sponsors shows for artists, campus organizations, and events; and Space 105 hosts shows of student artwork. Visiting Artists are sponsored every semester by the Ackerman Fund. Art Club offers regional and national museum and gallery visits, workshops, exhibits, art auctions and other support for charitable organizations. Members of the National Art Education Association student chapter participate in conferences, direct a Summer Art Camp, arrange school visits, charitable events, and workshops. Moravian hosts a chapter of Kappa Pi, the International Art Honor Society. Studio South, the student-run graphic design business, offers graphic design services to campus organizations and offices. Students in Studio South do real-world graphic design jobs with clients and deadlines, get work for their portfolios – and get paid!