The art department focuses on communicating ideas in visual form within the liberal arts environment. Through close relationships with faculty who are both dedicated teachers and active artists, you'll gain exposure to a variety of artistic philosophies and professional practices in art.

As an art major or minor, you'll experiment with or concentrate in ceramics, computer art, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture.

You can define your artistic experiences and skills by pursuing independent study or completing an honors thesis. For art majors, a Senior Art Exhibit is the culminating visual statement.

Go even further and include your pursuit of art within the framework of one of the College's certificate programs.

Apply your knowledge and gain real-world experience with an internship by completing the requirements of the Career-Enhancing Life Skills (CELS) internship program.

And consider choosing one of the College's study away or study abroad programs, such as the Connecticut College Venice Program at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy, to deepen your academic and cultural experience and widen your scope.

Portfolio Review

The art department regularly reviews prospective student portfolios. Please contact the art department at 860-439-2740 to schedule an appointment.