Students in our painting program explore the fundamental elements and concepts that govern visual language. Through close individual guidance, you will gain expertise and knowledge that will help you navigate both the painting profession and the world at large. Our goal is to help you become an independent creative thinker—aware and engaged in a broad visual dialogue—who is confident and assertive in your own artistic voice.
More About This Degree
- Learn more about this program or visit the Visual Arts website.
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Courses: Available courses in this department
- This program is accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Programs in Art and Design of the Department of Visual Arts are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Assistant Professor, Study Abroad Tours Coordinator
Pamela M. Parsons
Chair, Associate Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - Graduate Painting
Associate Professor of Art
Associate Professor, Area Coordinator - Illustration, Director MFA - Graphic Design/Illustration
Each area of emphasis is supported by superb facilities, many of which are housed in the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts, built in 2001; as you advance through the program, you'll have access to increasingly sophisticated equipment. The large and airy third floor art studio is dedicated space for advanced painting students. The room has moveable partitions for configuring semi private work areas according to class size.
Computer resources include AutoCAD software, web design, layout applications, and technology for graphic design, photography, illustration, and interior architecture majors. There are also weaving looms and blueprint machines; a photography studio with black and white and color darkrooms and an advanced lighting studio; a ceramic studio equipped for a wide variety of techniques; a foundry with metalworking facilities;and sculpture and painting AutoCAD software.
The curricular goal is the development of persons with knowledge, technical skills, conceptual abilities and artistic sensitivity within a supportive environment to prepare them for the demanding and competitive design fields.
My experience at Marywood has driven me to excel in everything I do throughout my design career.
I graduated from Marywood University in 2010 with my BFA in Graphic Design. I currently serve as the Creative Director at Net Driven, a web design and internet marketing company based in Scranton, PA. Net Driven focuses on helping independent automotive businesses thrive in their surrounding communities throughout the United States and Canada.
In my position, I oversee the website creation and development process from start to finish. I ensure that every website meets the high company standard while urging my team of 10 to push their creative limits daily. I also have a major hand in the online software development arena, collaborating with Net Driven's in-house software development team to create the overall look of online products as well as defining the user experience. I have even helped shape the company brand by formulating brand guidelines and designing mass marketing materials for Net Driven's own self-promotion.
My experience at Marywood has driven me to excel in everything I do throughout my design career. Marywood has taught me to always look forward for the next great idea. I was always encouraged to take that "extra step" with my education through community service and honors coursework. I currently continue this mission with my team by providing supplemental trainings, reading discussions, and team building activities both in and out of the office that enrich the everyday experience of working for Net Driven.
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation