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, ceramics, glass, jewelry and painting. Take part in intensive studio courses, network with local/nationally/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, jewelry designers, ceramicists, glassblowers, 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, New York Academy of Art, University of California at Long Beach, and many more. 

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You'll have access to:

  • Expansive studio space for all Fine Arts students and studio space for juniors and seniors
  • Two student galleries 
  • Digital studio to document work
  • Sculpture lab with a woodshop, welding lab, and foundry
  • Fully equipped ceramics studio, including clay mixers, extruders, slab rollers, ceramic decal printer, and kilns that include gas, electric, and raku 
  • Printmaking lab that's equipped for intaglio, silkscreen, lithography, and relief printmaking processes
  • Glass studio that’s equipped for hot and cold work and includes color and clear tanks, casting equipment, large annealers, lapidary wheels, and a diamond bandsaw 
  • Jewelry studio with individual benches for student use, each with a flex shaft, and a lab that includes forming and raising tools, casting equipment, rolling mills, sandblasters, and soldering stations. Jewelry tool room with common hand tools for fabrication, stone setting, and mold making.
  • Tool room with common hand tools for fabrication, stone setting, and mold making 



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 
Marilyn Minter
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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Faculty Director of Galleries
Fine Arts
Chair of Fine Arts
Fine Arts
Assistant Professor
Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts
Adjunct Faculty
Fine Arts
Adjunct Faculty
Fine Arts
Adjunct Faculty
Fine Arts
Adjunct Faculty
Fine Arts
Adjunct Faculty
Fine Arts
Adjunct Faculty
Fine Arts


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