While the courses offered by the department continually evolve in response to new mediums, new technologies and new ideas, faculty in our department continue to focus on what is most essential: development of the individual student.
If you are a studio art major, you’ll find opportunities to view and display artwork in The Colburn Gallery in Williams Hall , the new Michele and Martin Cohen Hall for the Integrative Creative Arts, or in other galleries situated throughout the University's many public spaces. The Senior Exhibition is an annual celebration and showcase of work created by graduating studio art and art education majors and minors. Every student who enters work for the Senior Award competition will have their work included in the Senior Exhibition.
Bringing Outside Perspectives
The department attracts leading artists and critics to UVM who lecture and exhibit their artwork while interacting directly with students in roundtable and individual critique activities. Many of these visitors come through The Mollie Ruprecht Fund for Visual Arts. The creative work of Ruprecht visiting artists has often been integrated into the course curriculum.
Location is Everything
Vermont is known for a culture that honors the arts and the creative mind. Located between the Green Mountains and shores of Lake Champlain, UVM’s environs has inspired many generations of artists. UVM also enjoys close proximity to some of the best institutions, collections, museums and galleries New York, Boston and Montreal. You’ll also discover a vibrant arts community close to campus—besides UVM’s Fleming Museum, the Burlington area is home to Burlington City Arts and the South End Art Hop, an annual arts festival in the city’s south end.
At Home with the Arts
For most UVM students, the housing experience takes place in Learning Communities, which are designed to bring students with a shared interest together and provide a feeling of home. Live and learn with other poets and painters, dancers and dramatists in the Arts & Creativity Learning Community. In this vibrant community you are free to explore your interest in the visual and performing arts by expanding and deepening your connection to creativity and expression.