Fine Arts offers concentrations in five disciplinary areas: ceramics, drawing/illustration, jewelry/metals, painting/printmaking, and textile design/fiber art. Foundational courses in the studio arts and art history prepare students for advanced courses that explore both traditional and nontraditional methods and materials. The College of Liberal Arts humanities core provides a solid grounding from which Fine Arts students learn to develop and give visual expression to their conceptual ideas.
Points of Pride
- Fine Arts is housed in Yue-Kong Pao Hall, Purdue’s new state-of-the-art facility for the visual and performing arts. All studio classes are taught in this building, which boasts, among other items, a raku kiln and a digital Jacquard loom.
- Students completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts develop a well-rounded perspective, critical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities, and communication skills applicable in many environments – within and beyond professional work in their art discipline.
- Related student clubs include the Purdue Art Jewelry and Metals Association (PAJAMA) and the Delta Phi Delta Fine Arts Club.
*Portfolio review - A Fine Arts portfolio is not required to begin this major as a freshman. However, students are required to participate in a portfolio assessment in the spring of their sophomore year. The review is based on the student's work in Purdue Fine Arts courses.