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About the Art Program

Why Study Art?

Art is a way to think, act and communicate a means of personal expression, as well as of participating in a larger conversation with the past and with contemporary culture. Carroll's art students explore the relationship between the worlds of intellect and imagination. They learn to develop and nurture a creative process that moves their work and their ideas into unexpected and exciting directions. Carroll's art curriculum, grounded in the liberal arts, prepares graduates for a lifelong journey of art making and art appreciation that insists on engagement with the ideas of our times and on personal growth.

At Carroll, we study skill development in a variety of media, but our emphasis quickly turns to content. For example, how is your image of a red house different than an image of a white house? Students are encouraged to bring their knowledge of other disciplines into their work. Upper level students are expected to write articulately about their work, referring to their ideas and influences.

Fine Arts

  • Interdisciplinary courses that bring together areas of art, music and theatre.
  • Easily allows for a minor in fine arts administration that provides students with an understanding of the requirements/responsibilities of arts administrators/managers.


  • Students majoring in photography become proficient in the use of a variety of cameras, including digital and video.
  • Master the creation and analysis of photographic images.
  • Master the development of film and printing and the presentation of the final image.
  • Become proficient in the use of software to edit and manipulate images.

Exceptional Opportunities in the Art Program

  • International study
  • Internships in local design, photography and publishing businesses, museums, galleries, newspapers, and with professional artists
  • Professional and student art exhibits
  • Senior exhibitions in a media of choice

What You Can Do With an Art or Photography Major

Architecture, Fine art, Art therapy, Book and magazine publishing, Museum/gallery work, Commercial art, Teaching, Commercial photography, and more!

Want To Learn More?

Email the Art program at, or the Photography program

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