College of Arts & Sciences
- Humanities Division
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 302
- tel: 610-499-4341
Mara Parker, PhD
- Chair, Fine Arts
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 117
- tel: 610-499-4344
Majoring in fine arts at Widener is more than studying sound, shape, and gesture. The arts teach us to see, listen, communicate, and think—skills you will use for the rest of your life.
Fine arts students at Widener study art history, music history, and dance, developing critical thinking skills that allow for thoughtful analysis. You will learn how to communicate concretely, with words, and abstractly, in culturally meaningful ways with music, visual art, and dance. Students also have the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of performing groups. Through public performances students learn how to share concepts and ideas with a larger audience. Students may also take courses in studio art with an established artist and have their works on exhibit at Widener’s art gallery.
Majoring in Fine Arts at Widener
A fine arts degree at Widener is about more than tapping into a student’s creative side. Students are taught to become leaders and independent thinkers, skills that are attractive to most any employer. Students also develop unique relationships with their professors and peers, and often times build friendships that can last a lifetime.
- Visual artist
- Museum curator
- Art/music/dance therapist
- Physical therapist
- Arts management
- Art buyer
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- American Heart Association
- Avon Grove School District
- Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center
While students may opt for one of the careers listed on the left, others choose to pursue graduate degrees that allow them to teach at the university level or further develop their skills in visual art, dance, or music. Still others use their finely developed critical thinking and communication skills to present themselves as attractive candidates for employment in publishing and business.