Fine Arts major

Arrive with talent. We’ll help you refine and unleash it. 

In our Fine Arts program, you’ll realize your artistic vision. Deepen your creative journey learning contemporary art theory while expanding your practice in any number of mediums, including drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and painting. Take part in intensive studio courses, network with internationally renowned visiting artists, and immerse yourself in the professional world with a methodology and worldview that are essential to any career. 

Our graduates go on to work around the world as professional studio artists, art administrators, art educators, art critics, museum and gallery curators, exhibition designers, festival artists, gallery directors, museum preparators, public art sculptors, and gallery owners. 

Fine Arts alumni accepted into graduate programs: Virginia Commonwealth University, Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia University School of the Arts, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Maryland Institute College of the Arts, California College of the Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York Studio School, University of California at Long Beach, and many more. 



You'll have access to:

  • Expansive studio space with Individual work stations for Freshmen and Sophomores,and individual studios for Juniors and Seniors.

  • Three student galleries 

  • Digital studio to document work 
    State-of-the-art facilities with fully equipped studios for ceramics, drawing, painting, glass, jewelry, printmaking, and sculpture


Student and alumni work



Our grads have applied the skills they built at CCAD to a variety of positions and fields.

Art administrator
Art educator

Exhibition designer
Festival artist
Gallery director
Gallery owner

Jewelry designer
Professional studio artist
Public art sculptor

Recent employers

Christie’s New York
Glass Axis 
Industrial Light & Magic 
Janus Capital Group 
John Bryan Community Pottery 

Kehinde Wiley Studio 
Marpha Foundation 
Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Museum of Modern Art 
Ohio Arts Council

San Jose Repertory Theatre 
Smithsonian Institution 
Textile Arts Center


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Credit hours

Program Requirements60
CORE Studio Requirements18
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements42

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Course information

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Adjunct Instructor
Fine Arts
Associate Professor
Contemporary Crafts, Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts
Facilities Manager - Fine Arts, Facilities Manager - SMAC
Fine Arts
Associate Professor
Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts
Adjunct Instructor
Fine Arts
Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts
Contemporary Crafts, Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts
Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts
Adjunct Instructor
Fine Arts, Contemporary Crafts
Chair of Fine Arts, Chair of Contemporary Crafts
Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Contemporary Crafts
Adjunct Instructor, Jewelry Studio Coordinator
Contemporary Crafts, Fine Arts
Dean of School of Studio Arts
Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts
Adjunct Instructor
Fine Arts


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