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Studio Art

Format: In-Person
Pace: Accelerated & Full Semester Courses, Full-time or Part-Time

The studio art program is designed to prepare students for careers in the fine arts in areas such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, or printmaking. It may also serve as a foundation for graduate study in fine art. Moravian University's Art Department is based on traditions that lay the groundwork for students to integrate and appreciate art throughout their lives. Faculty cultivates a vibrant academic community committed to creative and critical thinking based on a passion for art—a form of meaning-making that relies on invention, research, and an infinitely curious mind to construct new knowledge, foster self-expression, and explore visual communication.


The studio art curriculum includes a set of common courses for all students enrolled, as well as elective courses of your choosing.

General Education Courses

Studio art majors must complete the general education curriculum, however, you may be able to transfer previously earned credits to fulfill these requirements. Ask your SEM for an unofficial transcript evaluation and resume review! Plus, your faculty advisor is happy to meet with you and determine what courses you can start with based on prior experience and credits. The following courses, which are primarily on campus or in a hybrid format, fulfill the general education requirements at Moravian:

  • WRIT 100: Writing
  • MATH 107: Elementary Statistics
  • SPAN 100: Introductory Spanish I
  • SPAN 105: Introductory Spanish II
  • HIST 113: The United States to 1877
  • ENGL 104: The Experience of Literature 
  • PHIL 120: Introduction to Philosophy
  • ECON 152: Principles of Economics
  • MUS 117: Music in the United States -or- ENGL 212: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • IDIS 373: Contemporary Work-Life Balance Seminar

Core Courses

  • ART 170: Drawing 1
  • ART 142: Visual Foundations: Composition, Color and Design
  • ART 270: Drawing 2
  • ART 180: Painting 1
  • ART 113: Art History Survey: Caves to Cathedrals
  • ART 280: Painting 2
  • ART 114: Art History Survey: Renaissance to Abstraction
  • ART 370: Advanced Drawing
  • ART 229: WI: Modern Art
  • ART 380: Advanced Painting
  • ART 371: Advanced Studio Seminar
  • ART 372: Studio Thesis
  • ART 375: Professional Practices


Casandra Cabral-Castro, MBA

Associate Director - Re-engagement, Post-traditional, & Transfer Enrollment