With a combined studio/art history course sequence, students may concentrate in an area of interest. Students work closely with departmental faculty as well as visiting artists, and are prepared for work in art-related fields as well as graduate study.
The Art Department offers courses at three sites: Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts, Printmaking Studio/Experimental Printmaking Institute, and Williams Visual Arts Building.
For especially committed students, pursuing honors in art history or studio is a one-year intensive study into the history, practice and/or theory of art making. Honors candidates receive one on one mentoring from a faculty member that culminates in a thesis paper or a year-end exhibition in our state of the art Grossman Gallery.
The art community surrounding Lafayette guarantees exciting internships and apprenticeships. Distinctive programs such as the Rothkopf Scholars Trip and Save Venice internships are an integral part of the curriculum. Lafayette's location means field trips to museums in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., that offer experiential learning.
Alison Saar: 2016-2017 Grossman Visiting Artist
The Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Artist-in-Residence and Exhibition Series was established by Richard A. Grossman '64 and his wife, Rissa W., to provide opportunities for intensive interaction between students and major artists.
EPI (The Experimental Printmaking Institute)
The Experimental Printmaking Institute, where students work directly with a diverse range of artists, epitomizes our commitment to experiential learning.