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Samuel S. T. Chen Fine Arts Center

1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050


In the Department of Art, academic experiences are intended to broaden individual talent and artistic abilities; stimulate creative processes; develop skills needed to accomplish career objectives as practicing art professionals or art educators; and afford opportunities to work with dynamic, energetic faculty members who are also active, exhibiting artists.

The Department of Art faculty combines a commitment to teaching with a dynamic program of professional activities in the local area, throughout the state of Connecticut, in other regions of the U.S., and abroad. Professional participation includes solo and group exhibitions, conference presentations, and grant receipt and operation, as well as consulting.

The Art Department offers two undergraduate degree programs, a B.S. in Art Education for students who wish to pursue a career in teaching art, and a B.A. in Art which provides student with options in studio areas, such as painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, and illustration as well as Art History.  Study options also exist in New Media Arts, Mural Painting, and other new genres. The Department of Art offers two graduate programs of study: a Master of Science in Art Education degree and a Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification program.

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