From paintings and jewelry, to websites and book covers, art communicates human desires, values, and ideas about beauty.
"Every day, I hope to be instrumental in helping at least one student find their right pathway." — Mitch Messina, professor in the art department.
9 tips from visual communication design student Jess Santilli '16 on arranging your creative space »
Julia Madore '17, art history, spent a summer interning with the Fenimore Art Museum. Watch video »
Andrea Durfee, featured on the cover of Post magazine, worked as a licensed art therapist and then co-founded an artisan invitation and stationery company. The watercolor artist, printmaker, and illustrator majored in studio art/printmaking and earned a master's in creative arts therapy at Nazareth in 2011.
"When I teach students to become art teachers, I combine the visual and the verbal to help them build connections. We look at how art-making and teaching overlap and how what they know about each one holds true in the other. We regularly reflect, problem-solve, and adapt, which are necessary to teach well." Read more »
“The time I spent at Nazareth as a student was and is invaluable. Not only did I meet lifelong colleagues and become part of an ongoing community, I also became aware of the possibilities of pursuing my passion.” — Amelia Hugill-Fontanel '97, associate curator at RIT's Cary Graphic Arts Collection. Read more »
Nazareth has two gallery spaces on campus that host shows curated by the art department faculty. Learn more about the Arts Center Gallery and the Colacino Art Gallery »
The Rochester metro area ranked #20 in the country in 2015 for arts and culture in The NCAR Arts Vibrancy Index Report: The Arts Markets in America. Art & design curricula regularly integrate guest speakers, tours, and collaborative projects with many of the Rochester community’s arts organizations.
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