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 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, University of California at Long Beach, and many more.
Explore up-close student studios in The Amelita Mirolo Fine Arts Building
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
- Sculpture lab with a woodshop, welding lab, and foundry
- Fully equipped ceramics studio, including mixers, extruders, slip tanks, slab rollers, and kilns that include gas, electric, salt, and raku
- 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
- Tool room with common hand tools for fabrication, stone setting, and mold making
Student and alumni work
Our grads have applied the skills they built at CCAD to a variety of positions and fields.
Professional studio artist
Public art sculptor
Christie’s New York
Industrial Light & Magic
Janus Capital Group
John Bryan Community Pottery
Kehinde Wiley Studio
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
Ohio Arts Council
San Jose Repertory Theatre
Textile Arts Center