Fine Arts

Students enrolled after Summer 2016, please see Integrated Studio Arts.

Fine Arts Undergraduate program allows students to customize their studies. The Fine Arts program offers five areas of concentration for undergraduate majors: Ceramics, Drawing & Illustration, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Painting & Printmaking, and Textiles. Students choose from an exciting range of courses in these disciplines as well as mixed media, computer art, alternative processes, life drawing, sculpture and art history.  The program provides a solid multidisciplinary foundation of conceptual and technical skills and emphasizes self-exploration and individual expression.

Points of Pride

  • Fine Arts is housed in Yue-Kong Pao Hall, Purdue’s new state-of-the-art facility for the visual and performing arts. All studio classes are taught in this building, which boasts, among other items, a raku kiln and a digital Jacquard loom.
  • Students completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts develop a well-rounded perspective, critical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities, and communication skills applicable in many environments – within and beyond professional work in their art discipline.
  • Related student clubs include the Purdue Art Jewelry and Metals Association (PAJAMA), and the Delta Phi Delta Fine Arts Club.
*Portfolio review - A Fine Arts portfolio is not required to begin this major as a freshman. However, students are required to participate in a portfolio assessment in the spring of their sophomore year. The review is based on the student's work in Purdue Fine Arts courses.


  • Artist
  • Creative director
  • Illustrator
  • Textile designer
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Business Owner
  • Graduate or Professional School

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Plan of Study

Students enrolled after Summer 2016, please see Integrated Studio Arts.

2015-16 Plan of Study

2014-15 Plan of Study

Integrated Studio Arts

Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance

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