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Professional Development Workshop

Faculty in both studio art and art history provide annual career workshops for art majors and other students interested in art and related fields. A panel of art faculty cover professional development topics including:

  • • Preparing a quality portfolio for job or graduate school
  • • Entering juried exhibitions and grant competitions
  • • Exploring art-related fields
  • • Applying to graduate school in art and related fields
  • • Considering internships and artist residencies
  • • Studying abroad
Bloomsburg Art Department alumni are often presenters at these workshops.


Study Abroad

http://www.bloomu.edu/abroad

This extends the learning experience to another country where the student can learn abou its culture and art firsthand. The department has offered study abroad courses in Italy during the summer. For information about study abroad programs available through other institutions for transfer credit during the summer or the academic year, see www.studyabroad.com. Dr. Sperling is available to talk with you about taking classes abroad.

Artists Lectures

Students participate in many activities that enrich and expand the classroom experience. In addition to trips to New York City and Washington, D.C., galleries and museums, the Haas Gallery brings several artists to campus each semester to show their work and to meet and talk with students.


Haas Gallery

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The department operates the Haas Gallery of Art, which features exhibitions of varied art forms throughout the year. A special exhibition of student artwork is held annually, and an exhibition organized and planned by students in the art gallery course is held in the spring of each year. The department of art maintains an extensive permanent art collection of more than 400 pieces with works displayed throughout the campus.


Department Bus Trips

The department organizes bus trips each semester to major art centers such as New York, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, to facilitate student visits to galleries, museums, alternative spaces and to experience other relevant cultural events. This is an excellent opportunity to experience great art in person. Check with the department fo more information.

Portfolio Reviews

Art department faculty members assess the achievements of studio art majors during annual reviews. The portfolio reviews are also a chance for students to hear from a group of professors across disciplines, and reflect on their own progress as young artists. Students are encouraged to support their peers by attending (when class schedules allow) the review critiques of their fellow art majors. Senior portfolio reviews are held in the fall term, and Sophomore and Junior reviews are held in spring.


Exit Show

Graduating seniors in studio art are expected to hold an exit show of work from their concentration. Some students choose to mount solo shows in campus venues such as the Multi-Cultural Center or Old Science Hall Lobby, while others use off-campus art exhibiting sites. All seniors are given the opportunity to participate in a group Senior Exit Show, which is held during the last two weeks of each term in the Haas Art Gallery. Students who mount a solo show are still invited to participate in the group show in Haas.


Internships

http://internships.bloomu.edu/

A great way to get practical experience is through an internship in an area of interest. Our students have worked in galleries, photo studios, Geisinger Medical Center, The Press Enterprise, WNEP-TV, Allentown Art Museum, Disney Studios and the Bloomsburg Public Schools. Normally, internships take place during the summer, but many can also be taken with regular course work during the academic year.