Visual Arts Department Index

Welcome, come study the visual arts.

The mission of the Department of Art and Art History is to provide instruction and inspiration to a diverse group of students.  Art History, Digital and New Media, and the natural media studio arts come together in an exceptional facility which provides students with an understanding of technique, visual and written communication, and the role of critical and creative thinking in society. Students graduate with an understanding of aesthetic form, content and research-based expression, as well as diverse cultural and contextual awareness in order to work in a professional environment that utilizes their skills for problem solving and visual expression.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Arts offers six concentrations of study: Art History, Digital Art & Design, Illustration, Painting & Drawing, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Program graduates pursue advanced degrees or other courses of study, and/or become professional artists, graphic designers in print or new media, painters, printmakers, sculptors, or professionals in art galleries and museums.

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OUT-OF-STATE STUDENT TUITION DISCOUNT!

Study Visual Arts at Eastern as an out-of-state student without paying out-of-state tuition & fees!
Learn about the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP).


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT
Department of Art and Art History Blog
Eastern Spotlight:
Visual Arts & Jess Lupanacci

Department Office
Department Chair:
Dr. Anne Dawson
Fine Arts Instructional Center 316
(860) 465-5117
Secretary II:
Nanette Rukstela
Fine Arts Instructional Center 317
(860) 465-0197
(860) 465-0200