Studying art at Emmanuel College is a rich and rewarding experience—one that offers a new lens from which to observe the world around you.
Emmanuel's art faculty are working artists, designers and art historians who are exhibiting, publishing and designing locally, nationally and internationally. They are dedicated to developing every student’s potential to creatively communicate, influence and interact in society in a compelling and responsible way.
Beyond campus, studying art in the heart of Boston's Fenway neighborhood presents unique access to world-class museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, as well as professional artist communities, open studio events and gallery exhibits. Emmanuel’s participation in the Colleges of the Fenway consortium also enables students to expand their course offerings by taking classes such as glass blowing and bronze casting at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Boston is also a city rich in inspiration and education. As studio artists, photographers or graphic designers, students can soak up the flavors of a city rich in culture. Every texture, color, billboard, street sign, graffiti or museum presents an opportunity to be inspired.
Saint Spotlight: Adam Pinheiro '17
Art history and graphic design major Adam Pinheiro '17 describes his decision to study abroad as "one of the biggest leaps of faith" he has ever taken, but he wouldn't have had it any other way. He is spending the spring 2016 semester at Richmond, the American International University in London.Read more about Adam
Fowler + Irish Art Students Visit Ireland
During the March Spring Break, Professor of Art and Department Chair Cynthia Fowler traveled to Ireland with students enrolled in her “Irish Art” course. The course examines Irish art from its prehistoric roots to the present, with the subject of Irish national identity central to the work.
Donovan '16 Showcases Work at ICA
In July 2015, Visual Arts and Media Studies (individualized) major Colleen Donovan '16 had the opportunity to include her work in All Visual Boston @ The ICA, a one-night-only digital slideshow event with a live soundtrack that showcases the work of local and regional (and sometimes international) image/lens-based artists.Read more
Survey 1 Students Wrap Fall Semester with Gardner Exhibit
In December 2015, adjunct professor Anna Knapp took students in her Survey of Art I course to the Carlo Crivelli exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where they studied the Byzantine, Gothic and Islamic motifs and influences learned during the semester.
Jacobs Selected for Fulbright Specialist Grant
Assistant Professor of Art Stephan Jacobs was recently selected by J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board, the U.S. DOS Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars for a Fulbright Specialist grant in U.S. Studies at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany. Jacobs will lead a six-week, advanced photography workshop at the University in summer 2016.
Sutton '16 Invited to Present at the MFA
Art history major Cori Sutton '16 (back row, far right), was one of seven students selected to present as part of the Visual Culture Consortium's 8th Annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium at the Museum of Fine Arts on April 16, 2016. Her paper was titled "Declawing Activist Art."
Candidates for Distinction in the Field, 2016
Seven art students presented their Senior Distinction in the Field projects in April 2016. Candidates for Distinction include: Christina Bell, Sarah Como, Colleen Donovan,Rebekah Lunsford, Kayla Matthew, Cori Sutton and Cassidy Tarczali.See the Full List
Students Host Area Kids for Art Demonstrations
In April 2016, art therapy major Marie Mattano '16 arranged for a group of kids aged 9-12 who were participating in the USES' Children's Arts Centre Vacation Arts Program to spend an afternoon in the Art Department. Mattano and Brian Hippern '18 demonstrated 3-D printing; Miller Penaflor '16, Matteson Holtman '16 and Mary-Kate Parkhurst'18 demonstrated screenprinting.View more photos
Small classes, big advantages
Emmanuel's art faculty are working artists, designers and art historians who are exhibiting, publishing and designing locally, nationally and internationally.Meet Our Faculty
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Class of 2015: Where We Work
|Assistant Art Director||Webster House||Art Therapy|
|Graphic Designer||IVY||Graphic Design|
|Junior Designer||Talbots||Graphic Design|
Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School
|M.A., Art Therapy||Lesley University||Art Therapy|
|M.A., Expressive Therapies||Lesley University||Art Therapy|
|M.A., Art Therapy and Counseling||Lesley University||Art Therapy|
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