Art

Art

  • the basics
    About
  • what we offer
    Majors + Minors
  • who we are
    Our Department
  • where we are
    Our Grads
  • what's next?
    Next Steps

Studying art at Emmanuel College is a rich and rewarding experience—one that offers a new lens from which to observe the world around you.

Emmanuel's art faculty are working artists, designers and art historians who are exhibiting, publishing and designing locally, nationally and internationally. They are dedicated to developing every student’s potential to creatively communicate, influence and interact in society in a compelling and responsible way.

Beyond campus, studying art in the heart of Boston's Fenway neighborhood presents unique access to world-class museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, as well as professional artist communities, open studio events and gallery exhibits. Emmanuel’s participation in the Colleges of the Fenway consortium also enables students to expand their course offerings by taking classes such as glass blowing and bronze casting at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Boston is also a city rich in inspiration and education. As studio artists, photographers or graphic designers, students can soak up the flavors of a city rich in culture. Every texture, color, billboard, street sign, graffiti or museum presents an opportunity to be inspired.

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Emmanuel’s art department offers majors and/or minors in Art Therapy, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Art History, Art Education and Digital Photography, giving students almost limitless creative possibilities.

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Majors

  • Art Therapy

    Art therapy uses the creative process in artistic self-expression to enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.

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  • Graphic Design

    The essence of design is storytelling, an exchange of information that begins with a message that needs to be conveyed.

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  • Studio Art

    The making of art is a complex practice informed both by a mindfulness of art history and one’s own experience as a vehicle for self-expression.

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Minors

  • Art Education

    Art education has the power to change people. It opens doors, teaching others to think visually and create art that has personal meaning.

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  • Art History

    Art history is the academic study of works from an historical perspective, spanning centuries of imagination, perspective, history and culture.

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  • Graphic Design

    The essence of design is storytelling, an exchange of information that begins with a message that needs to be conveyed.

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  • Photography

    Photographic imagery is prevalent in nearly every aspect of our lives. It is a critical element of how we shares ideas, fact and fiction.

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  • Studio Art

    The making of art is a complex practice informed both by a mindfulness of art history and one’s own experience as a vehicle for self-expression.

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OUR FACULTY + STUDENTS

Faculty research, publish and present in their field and often collaborate side-by-side with students to help them explore their disciplines in greater depth, building on knowledge gained in the classroom and offering a unique hands-on, real-world experience. At Emmanuel, there’s an energy on campus that brings people and ideas together - in the classroom, across campus, throughout Boston and beyond.

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Department Highlights

Small classes, big advantages

Emmanuel's art faculty are working artists, designers and art historians who are exhibiting, publishing and designing locally, nationally and internationally.

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Donovan '16 Showcases Photos at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Visual arts + media studies major Colleen Donovan '16 had her photography featur...

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DiBenedetto '08 Works with Families Affected by Adoption

Art therapy major Kelly DiBenedetto '08 works as an art therapist at Boston Post...

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Pinheiro '17 Designs for Boston Magazine

Graphic design major Adam Pinheiro '17 landed a summer internship at Boston Maga...

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OUR ALUMNI

Equipped with a well-rounded liberal arts and sciences education and real-world experience within their disciplines, Emmanuel graduates go on to make their mark at companies and organizations locally, nationally and internationally. Many students also choose to continue their education at the master’s or doctorate level. Check out where some of our recent graduates are thriving!

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Class of 2015: Where We Work

Position Company Major
Assistant Art Director Webster House Art Therapy
Graphic Designer IVY Graphic Design
Junior Designer Talbots Graphic Design

Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School

Degree Institution Major
M.A., Art Therapy Lesley University Art Therapy
M.A., Expressive Therapies Lesley University Art Therapy
M.A., Art Therapy and Counseling Lesley University Art Therapy

WHAT'S NEXT?

Whether you are a current Emmanuel student or a prospective student exploring Emmanuel for the first time, we can help you determine what’s next. Schedule a meeting with your Academic Advisor, connect with the Career Center or the Office of International Programs to explore internship or study abroad options, or contact the Office of Admissions to set up a campus tour.

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