Fine Arts/Visual Studies

In contemporary culture, visual images are powerful tools that actively construct meanings of identity, place, and power. Through the Fine Arts/Visual Studies interest area at Bryant, you will learn to think critically about your surroundings, drawing on knowledge of historical periods and diverse cultures.

Images surround us in our every day life – in film, television, paintings, architecture, billboards, newspapers, magazines, computer graphics, and photography. To become a discerning observer, you will attend classes in cultural studies, media studies, popular material culture, film theory, and the histories of art and photography.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

Having studied Fine Arts/Visual Studies, you will possess a deep understanding of cultural and historical references, and will be able to rely on that knowledge to analyze the world around you. Our graduates go on to secure positions in research and teaching, marketing and advertising, arts administration, and in museums in the United States and abroad.

Fine Arts and Visual Studies faculty

Fine Arts and Visual Studies faculty create visual culture, conduct research and are widely published. Art history, photographic history, graphic novels, museum studies, cinema studies, and popular visual culture come together in the faculty's teaching as well as in their research. They encourage students to engage with visual creativity on campus and beyond.