Marywood Art Department
The programs are designed to help students attain full development as creative persons through the integration of art studies with the total concept of a liberal arts education. It is through the creative, aesthetic dimension of human intelligence that greatness in culture is born.
The Ceramics track at Marywood University prepares students to confront the practical and creative challenges of a myriad of professions within the industrial and visual arts.
Marywood's Sculpture track roots students in the artistic and scientific components of three dimensional design and composition.
Marywood's Printmaking track provides students the foundations of printmaking and design they will need to support a viable career in this field.
Studying Painting at Marywood University prepares students for careers in the field as well as primes them for acceptance into highly competitive MFA programs.
The Graphic Design program at Marywood University prepares students, through the development of conceptual and technical skills, to meet the rigors of client-driven artistic production.
Marywood's Foundation Year in the Art Department roots students in the concepts and skills necessary to ensure competency in visual expression.
The Art Therapy program at Marywood University prepares students, through the development of conceptual and technical skills, to meet the rigors of client-driven artistic production.
The Illustration track allows students to hone their skills in visual expression while working within set client parameters and project deadlines.
Marywood's Photography program combines fine art training with an emphasis on technical skill development to ensure students' artistic and professional growth in the field.
Student Murals on Campus
Graphic Design majors Emmanuel Adjei '18 and C. Jakob Santos created a mural to celebrate the Entrepreneur Launch Pad on the third floor of the Learning Commons during the fall of 2016. The mural represents the positive effects of collaboration and creativity.
In May 2019, Matt Catanzaro '20 and Nick Arcarese '22 painted the University motto “Sanctitas, Scientia, Sanitas,” Latin for “Holiness, Knowledge, Health,” on the L-shaped masonry wall behind the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts.
Matt Catanzaro '20 painted the university mascot, the Marywood Pacer, against the university name in gold letters in May 2019. The fence mural, about 10 feet tall and 20 feet long, is located behind the Learning Commons.
The Art Therapy Mandala is a giant wooden puzzle that's made from the collected pieces of over two hundred participants from an Art Therapy Symposium. Encircled on the mandala are the inspired words of Sr. Corita Kent, IHM: "To create means to relate, the root meaning of the word ‘art’ is to fit together, and we all do this every day.”