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
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 applied/studio scholarships (vocal performance, string and chamber music, pep band, wind performance, and dance).
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?
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.