About Us

As an art major at Mercyhurst, you’ll get the individualized instruction you need to secure a rewarding career in the creative field. Our coursework provides a hands-on, studio approach to art in our labs and facilities. Our faculty members have varied areas of expertise and are working artists themselves, currently exhibiting in the field. They’ll teach you artistic processes; methods of creative problem solving; the diversity of art materials, media and approaches; the importance of design; and the role of art history. Studio space is always available here, unlike large schools where space may be limited.
We are dedicated to developing students who are globally and socially aware and engaged in service and leadership. Our department helps form future ambassador artists, teachers, art therapists, designers and art practitioners who are lifelong, caring learners.
No matter which major you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to get hands-on experience right away through internships and other experiences.


Civil War photo exhibit
Photographs of the American Civil War

Dates: Jun 12-Aug 1, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

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