Art at Franklin College

students painting at FCStudying art at Franklin College provides students with opportunities for

 self-discovery, development of creative problem-solving skills and greater
 understanding and appreciation of culture. Our faculty is dedicated to helping 

students discover and reach their educational and career goals. Personal
 attention from professors is given to every student, providing support for professional growth and for personal development.

“Learn to see and to feel life; that is, cultivate imagination, because there are still marvels in the world, because life is a mystery and always will be.” – Josef Albers

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Departmental Highlights

As an art student at Franklin College, you will work closely with professors who are experts in their field and willing to be mentors, inside and outside the classroom, supporting your growth as an art professional. Each student has the opportunity to exhibit work every semester in student art shows, with awards given for excellence in each discipline. (Talk about a great resume builder!) As a senior art student, you will have an exhibition highlighting your best work throughout your time at Franklin College.

Clowes Visiting Artist Program

Every other January term a practicing artist is invited on campus to conduct a studio course based on their particular creative expression and expertise.

  • Brittany Jameson

    My technical painting and drawing skills are more refined and allow me to communicate more effectively. Additionally, my art history degree has taught me how to make connections with the past, better understand religion and philosophy and articulate my own artistic ideas. I am prepared to defend my artistic ideas and concepts in an educated and professional way. - Brittany Jameson '14

  • Tony Quintana

    Dr. Rakic noticed the potential I had and appointed me as her Art History mentee. This gave me the experience I needed for graduate school. Since a passion of mine is to teach and mentor, this appointment allowed me to share my findings and share the joy of art with others, as well. - Tony Quintana '14

  • Emily Winship

    My experience with the Art Department has been a very positive one. I am now triple majoring in Studio Art, Art History and French. The professors are incredible and balance the department wonderfully. I have been awarded internship opportunities and scholarships, including the Rinker Award, which provided funding to create my own art and hold my own show. I would not have been given nearly as many opportunities to succeed if I had gone to any other school. - Emily Winship '14

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Did You Know?

Franklin College art majors have a 100% acceptance rate into graduate programs.