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  • College of Arts & Sciences

    • Humanities Division
    • Kapelski Learning Center, Room 302
    • tel: 610-499-4341
  • Mara Parker, PhD

    • Associate Dean of Humanities
    • Kapelski Learning Center, Room 305
    • tel: 610-499-4344

FAQs, Fine Arts

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the fine arts major at Widener.

If you have additional questions, please contact us by phone or e-mail (see Contact information on left) or schedule a visit.

Can I take private music lessons?

Yes. We offer private studio instruction in voice, piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass, oboe, bassoon, flute, saxophone, clarinet, percussion, trumpet, and low brass.

Who teaches these lessons?

All our teachers are highly trained, professional musicians.

Can I apply for scholarships?

Yes. Fine arts students are eligible for both humanities scholarships (Professor Sophocles M. Sophocles Scholarship, The Mervin R. Lowe Humanities Scholarship) and an instrumental music scholarship (wind ensemble/pep band).

Is there studio space for my own drawings and paintings?

Yes. Fine arts students opting for the studio art track can set up their own space in the art studio. This space allows you to create your own workshop.

Can I combine a fine arts major with something else?

Yes. The fine arts curriculum ladder is flexible. There is room for a double major, a minor, or a pre-professional track such as pre-physical therapy, pre-law, or pre-healthcare professions

What can I do with a fine arts major once I graduate?

You have a number of options. You might choose to go on to graduate school either in the arts or in one of the professional areas mentioned above (law, medicine). You can, as some of our students have done, work as an art buyer or in a museum. A fine arts major prepares you to enter the workforce with excellent communication, listening, and critical thinking skills, all highly desired by a variety of employers.

What kinds of opportunities are there for me in dance?

Widener’s dance classes focus on technique and the development of artistic expression. Here you’ll work closely with our dance professor to create original compositions and present them to the public. You can also join the student-run Widener Dance Company. You’ll have the opportunity to teach a class, create your own composition, learn from others, and get involved in the running of the organization.