Fine Arts

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

You’ll realize your artistic vision and take your creative journey further in our Fine Arts program. Here, you’ll learn cutting-edge art theory in the classroom as you sharpen your skills in the studio, working in a range of media and approaches like drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and painting.

That’s just the start. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with internationally renowned visiting artists who can share their approach to making, and who will give you important feedback as you develop your creative practice. You’ll learn how to give—and receive—critiques, developing the kind of critical thinking and confidence that you need to succeed in the professional world, wherever you go. Thanks to this learning in and outside of the classroom, you’ll graduate ready to succeed in whatever you want to tackle next, whether that’s entering a competitive MFA program, showing your work in gallery spaces, creating functional pieces, or traveling along any of the many career paths available to you.

Course Spotlight


An introduction to weaving, embroidery, felting, quilting, paper and various construction techniques.

Fine Arts First Year Experience

Academic Year

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

Freshman Year - Fall

Course Title
2D Creative Practice
Systems of Drawing
Art History
Writing and the Arts

Freshman Year - Spring

Course Title
Introduction to Ceramics, Introduction to Sculpture, or Introduction to Jewelry
What Can a Drawing Do?
Making with Care
Art History
Liberal Arts: Self and Society Course

Fine Art News

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Columbus College of Art & Design grad Courtney DeYoung (Fine Arts, 1997) makes thoughtfully crafted, hand-painted porcelain jewelry that can add whimsy and natural elements to any wardrobe. Working in ceramic clay, paint, durable nylon, stainless steel, and titanium, DeYoung creates colorful florals, cute critters, simple shapes, and patterns—all out of materials that are completely hypoallergenic and won't cause irritation.

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Cat Sheridan (Fine Arts, 2003) believes we all deserve original artwork in our lives, regardless of our age, race, gender, or socioeconomic status.

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