Art challenges people to see, speak to and understand others through creative expression and interpretation.
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 communicate, influence and interact creatively in society in a compelling and responsible way.
The Art Department's 5,090-square-foot space offers extraordinary opportunities to study and create. State-of-the-art workspaces, including naturally-lit multipurpose studios, printmaking and ceramics facilities, a darkroom and Mac computer labs, place cutting-edge equipment in the hands of eager creative minds, giving our student body almost limitless creative possibilities.
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. The art education program provides opportunities for field-based experiences in urban school settings. Our location in the heart of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area gives art therapy students access to professionals in the field and incredible internship opportunities at such institutions as Massachusetts General Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, just to name a few.