Painting, sculpture, glassblowing, ceramics, digital art, photography and printmaking – Hartwick has all the studio space, tools and hands-on learning to nurture your creative talents and share your gifts with the community – and the world.
Many Career Paths
Designer. Creator. Educator. Employers need artists across disciplines, whether you’re developing a new logo for a business, teaching the next generation of artists, or beautifying spaces with paintings, sculptures and other works.
Your Faculty Advisor will recommend classes and experiences based on your passions, and your Career Coach will point you in the direction of real-world work experiences where you can test-drive your skills.
Want to teach? Add an Education Certification at the high school or inclusive elementary level. Or add a Museum Studies minor to learn how to curate exhibits that will inspire and inform.
Art is all around you at Hartwick. With dedicated studio spaces for glassblowing, sculpture, ceramics, painting, letterpress and printmaking, you’ll not only hone your skills in your discipline, but have ample opportunities to work in new mediums and develop new talents.
Sketch a live model in our drawing circle. Get in our fab lab and make use of our Glowforge laser cutter, our top-of-the-line 3D printers and American Cutter vinyl cutter. If you can imagine it, you can make it at Hartwick.
J Term trips abroad to Japan, Senegal, and Ireland will immerse you in the artworks of other cultures. And there is plenty to discover in Hartwick’s backyard too! Forge metal at Salem Art Works, learn how to make edible sugar ceramics or cook fish in wet clay from visiting artists. It all goes on your digital resume that shows employers that you’ve got what it takes to succeed.
AN EDUCATION BUILT FOR YOU
From the start of your time at Hartwick, you’ll enjoy hands-on, personalized learning with experienced faculty who want to help you develop your talent and portfolio. Cross-collaborations with other departments could see you painting sets for an upcoming play, or designing a website for a club or local organization.
There are plenty of opportunities to showcase your work. Take part in the Junior exhibition, where your work could win the Academic Affairs Purchase Prize and be displayed at Hartwick. And in your senior year, your thesis project will get its own section of the Foreman Gallery, as well as be eligible for the President’s Purchase Prize, showcasing your work in the President’s office for a year before joining the permanent alumni collection.
Your Alumni Mentor will share what they’ve learned in the workplace, and your Success Coach will be there from the beginning, cheering you on.
WHERE CAN A HARTWICK ART DEGREE TAKE YOU?
Like Chris Rochelle ’99, now the Hot Glass Projects Team Leader at Corning Museum of Glass. He taught glass blowing as part of Celebrity Cruise’s “Hot Glass at Sea” program, as well as with the museum’s traveling glass shop.
Like Shawn Hansen ‘16, who now serves as the Wet Clay instructor at The Firestone. He uses his own skills to create conceptual ceramic artwork that aims to create societal awareness of public health inequalities.
Like Olivia Ek ‘15, now a Visual Art Teacher at Amistad Dual Language School in New York City. After graduation, she received her teaching certification and a master’s in art education and social justice from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.