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Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Art is not a thing, it is a way

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Vincent Van Gogh once said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” This is how a fine artist is born. A compilation of experiences derived from being an active participant in the world of art. You paint, sculpt, draw, dream, think…and ultimately become what you are meant to be.

Program Overview

As a Fine Arts student, you’ll explore a variety of medias from painting, sculpture, and photography, to video art and ceramics. Students are taught to focus on the development of artistic theories to gain a fundamental understanding of the broader concepts in the world of art.

You’ll graduate with a mastery of your chosen artistic medium and a firm grasp of professional practices that will enhance your ability to become an active participant in the artistic community.

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Program Highlights

Painting

Photography

Ceramics

Video

Sculpture

Printmaking

Credits pie chart for the Fine Arts course. 51 credits in fine arts, 30 credits in liberal arts, 21 credits in foundations, 15 credits in art history, and 6 credits in electives for a total of 123.

Degree Requirements

At RMCAD, we believe a Fine Arts Degree requires a multi-dimensional education. It begins with a curriculum that is rooted in expansive thinking. You’ll learn professional practices and critical thinking in a way that allows your creativity to thrive. In addition to core classes, you’ll select elective courses to really hone in on your chosen specialty.

* RMCAD offers classes year-round in both on-campus and online delivery formats. At RMCAD, we believe that online learning is an important part of the overall college learning experience. To provide students multiple scheduling options, diverse learning modalities, and experience in the virtual environment, all on-campus students are required to take part in online education.

Tech + Tools

The best tools a student can possess in RMCAD’s Fine Arts School are an open mind and a willingness to expose yourself to new and old ideas. Because you’ll be immersed in the vast world of art, you’ll be working and learning in a wide variety of media. A few of the classroom tools you will use include: a table saw, router table, various hand tools, a ceramic 3D printer, full-range ceramic electric kilns, a resin 3D printer, laser cutters, and much more.

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Fine Arts Careers

As a RMCAD Fine Arts graduate, the rich curriculum provided throughout the program prepares you for a variety of career opportunities including: 

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Fine Arts Faculty

RMCAD’s Fine Arts instructors are cut from a different cloth. The finest cloth. With a variety of backgrounds and life experiences, you will get the kind of one-on-one attention and guidance that turns a Fine Arts student into a fine artist. Your success matters and our faculty will show you just how much!

Fine Arts Events

It’s always a fine time to get in touch with the finer things in art and life. Come see what’s happening at our next event!

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