Whether your interest is painting, sculpting, drawing, photography, printmaking or design, the fine art studio concentration allows for wide exploration that challenges students both technically and creatively. An interdisciplinary approach to visual thinking and critical making, work in Gordon’s studios gives the maximum amount of individualized portfolio production possible. This can also be pursued as a minor.
Art is integral to our calling as followers of Jesus. We were made by our maker to be makers, and making art brings us closer to the heart of God’s creativity. Why is the natural world overflowing with beauty and aesthetic pleasure? The simple answer is that God cares about beauty and aesthetic pleasure. We believe that art-making is a way of following God, and we seek to emulate God’s way of creating with beauty, purpose and functionality. And because we’re rooted in the Christian liberal arts, we also consider art-making to be essential to broader learning in areas like theology, philosophy, psychology, literature and languages. Plus, Gordon’s location on Boston’s picturesque North Shore offers you exposure to nearby galleries, art colonies and museums (including free access to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston).
Art students are creative problem solvers who can think broadly and adapt well—valuable skills for any vocation. You will be prepared for graduate programs, professional programs and diverse careers that apply both your practical and artistic skills, including:
Outside of your fine art studio concentration requirements, you may choose to enhance your learning through: