Art and Music

The faculty of the Department of Art and Music at Framingham State University facilitate a collaborative, innovative and interdisciplinary learning environment which focuses on academic excellence in the areas of visual art, art history, art education, music history and music theory. As part of a liberal arts institution, the faculty encourages hybrid and tangential relations with other fields as a way of aiding the student in identifying the most effective way to articulate their individual vision. The program is designed to help students pursue creative endeavors while also imparting specific skills appropriate to the various disciplines of fine arts, design, art education, and scholarly and professional endeavors in art history, museum studies and music.

The department offers the following majors: Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with concentrations in Art Education, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture; as well as, the Master of Education (Art) degree. Additionally, the department offers a Post-Baccalaureate (Art Education).

The most valuable lesson Framingham State taught me was the crucial role that interacting with peers and mentors plays in art-making. It is impossible to grow with a purely internalized viewpoint on your practice. FSU has a great community that equipped me with the tools to forge both personal and critical bonds."

Ryan Severance

BA in Studio Art (Painting), 2013; MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2017

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Framingham State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)