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Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D.
Chairperson

Professor of Art History
Annunciation Center 202

Phone: (973) 290-4315
vbutera@steu.edu

Art, Dance, and Music

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Department of Art, Dance and Music

Do you want to establish a career in the visual arts? Graduates from the Art Department work as studio artists, graphic/digital designers, creative leads, interior designers, museum and gallery personnel, educators and more!

Due to Saint Elizabeth's small class sizes, each student is able to receive one-on-one instruction from our professors who are practicing and exhibiting artists, curators, writers and art historians. With access to exhibitions in the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery and frequent class visits to top New York and nearby art museums and galleries, even the most inexperienced student will leave Saint Elizabeth with the skills necessary to become a professional in the art world.

The Art Department initially favors innovative ideas, creativity and self-expression over technical form. This means students are encouraged to hone their abilities at their own pace, gradually improving as they advance through the program. They will develop a fundamental understanding of practical studio arts and creative technologies, which are essential for today's imaginative world.

Key Elements

  • Ongoing access to the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery shows
  • Seniors host their own exhibition featuring their best works
  • Hands-on instruction from professional artists who are our professors
  • Frequent visits to top art museums and galleries in New York City

Degree Options

  • B.A. in Art with tracks in:
    • General Studio Art
    • Graduate Preparation for Master in Fine Arts
  • Minors in Studio Art and Graphic Design
  • Minors in Dance and Music

Graduate Outcomes

  • Studio artists
  • Graphic artists
  • Digital designers
  • Creative leads
  • Interior designers
  • Museum and Gallery personnel
  • Educators

Facilities

Our state-of-the-art classrooms provide students with the space and tools necessary to create their art. Be it painting, drawing, ceramics, alternative materials, sculpture or digital art, our studios facilitate our students’ ability to produce their best work.

Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery

Located on the main floor of the Annunciation Center on campus, just 20 paces away from the art studios, the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery is filled with work by contemporary artists. Over four years, students will see at least eight exhibitions and present their own exhibits in the gallery.

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Faculty and Staff

Virginia Butera, Ph.D.

Chairperson - Art, Dance, and Music
Professor of Art History
Director of the Maloney Art Gallery
(973) 290-4315
vbutera@steu.edu
Annunciation Center 202