Bachelor of Arts: Art
Here at the University of Maine at Farmington our approach to the arts underscores our belief in the importance of educating critical thinkers, inspired makers, and engaged citizens. A small interdisciplinary and concept-driven program seated in a dynamic liberal arts institution, the visual arts program offers an intimate conversation in the history, purpose and process of making art. Here at UMF, learning, experimenting and engaging ideas is a collaborative adventure taken on by students and faculty alike.
Art students at UMF are leaders of a vibrant collaborative community. Our students stage events across campus throughout the year, culminating in our annual Arts Fortnight. This event features an array of happenings across campus that include everything from Pixel Hunter -- a student video and animation festival -- to sculpture, painting, installation and performance. The student art club, the Art Renegades, publishes its own annual 'zine and engineers arts events that range from installing challenging, often subversive exhibitions to sponsoring visiting artists and hosting retro dance parties.
Our on-campus UMF Art Gallery schedules visiting artists and events each semester. The gallery also hosts student shows, our annual senior thesis show and a variety of engaging events like the Surrealist Salon, featuring readings, music and artwork by students from the arts and English Lit.
In the summer of 2009 UMF broke ground on the Emery Community Arts Center, a new integrated exhibition and performance space whose programming will be partially directed by members of our Ministry of Experimental Arts, a group of students and faculty who promote the arts on campus.
At UMF we embrace the importance of developing an expanded worldview. In recent years students and faculty have traveled to Japan, Italy and New York as well as taking frequent trips to Boston. Many of our students also study in France and Italy through our student exchange programs.
"Farmington is different because it is small... The size of the school and the program means that the experience is really intense. The intensity is daunting at first but it becomes more and more valuable as you go through the program. You really get to know your professors and your peers, so you can't really hide. The standards for the program are really high and the courses are challenging but it's also really fun. The level of intensity makes it so that the people who come to the program really want to be in the program and that creates a certain energy in the department that is contagious and inspiring."
-- Emily Baer
From Brunswick, Maine
Because Farmington is a liberal arts college, every student - regardless of their major - will take courses in the Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. In addition, you will also get to choose interesting classes specifically tailored to your major in Art, such as:
|• Drawing I, II, III|
|• Renaissance to Modern Art|
|• Contemporary Art Practice and Theory|
|• Modern European Art|
|• 2D Digital Animation|
|• Painting I, II, III|
|• Introduction to Interactive Web Media|
|• Senior Project|
|• Video I, II|
|• New Media|
|• 2-D Design on the Computer|
|• Senior Seminar|
|• Creative Imaging|
|• Sculpture I, II, III|
For additional information about Art at the University of Maine at Farmington, just contact the Office of Admission:
Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
US tel 207-778-7050
Intl. tel 00-1-207-778-7050