The Department of Art at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio allows students to explore various artistic styles and methods of the past and present through an engaging curriculum that enriches the creative spirit. The program prepares students to be teachers or professional artists, and prepares them for graduate or doctoral degrees.
The department regularly hosts art exhibits throughout the year, showcasing artwork by students, faculty, staff and guest artists. Whether a student is interested in pursuing art as an elective, minor or major, students across disciplines are encouraged to enhance their creative spirit by enrolling in art courses at St. Mary’s.
University Ministry’s Catholic ArtWay
In Fall 2021, University Ministry and the Department of Art teamed up for an innovative collaboration. Students in Professor James Joffe’s Color Theory class painted Catholic-inspired artwork that would become the mural on the front of the University Ministry Office in the Center for Life Directions.
Bishop Gary Janak, Chancellor of Archdiocese of San Antonio, gave the reflection for blessing during the unveiling event.
Academic Programs in the Department of Art
Faculty in the Department of Art