Turn your artistic talent into a proud profession
If even your doodles blow your friends away, you may have a gift the world needs. Whether you’ve been dreaming of a career in illustration or the finest of fine arts, you can cultivate your talent at Susquehanna University.
Start right away developing your distinctive personal style. You will master a broad foundation of skills with a special focus on one technique or medium. By studying art history and contemporary art, you’ll come to understand where your vision fits in a broader context. You’ll see yourself in conversation with the past, present and future of visual arts. Make yourself at home and get inspired in our dedicated studio building for drawing, painting and print making. As you build your body of work, you’ll have plenty of chances to exhibit it and receive feedback from faculty, peers and art world professionals.
Get paid for getting real-world experience by taking advantage of studio assistantships that build networks and give you experience managing a professional creative space. Your senior year you will mount a public exhibition of your work in the Lore Degenstein Gallery and experience what it’s like to showcase your work in a professional gallery with museum standards. With a degree in painting and drawing from Susquehanna, you’ll make a strong candidate for a Master of Fine Arts program or for a job opening as a gallery or museum employee, art buyer, corporate consultant or professional artist or illustrator. You’ll be on your way to helping the world see with fresh eyes.
- of students receive financial aid
- of students study abroad