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Department of Fine Arts

Andrew N. Heisey, M.A., M.F.A., Chair




The objectives of the program are:

  • to expose the student to the creative process; to provide the student with practical experience in using the tools and techniques of the visual artist;
  • to develop within the individual an awareness of self, his or her own culture, and the culture of others;
  • to create opportunities for the student to progress according to his or her abilities;
  • to provide opportunities for the mature student to experiment and work freely after mastering basic skills so that he or she will feel a degree of responsibility for self-initiated actions before leaving the protective environment of the classroom;
  • to develop the student’s creativity and guide him or her in a search for meaningful content; and
  • to prepare students for graduate studies.

Each incoming student, freshman or transfer, who wishes to pursue the Art Degree must:

  • Attend and staff events coordinated through the Waynesburg University Fine Arts Department, Gallery receptions, Artist lectures, Performances, and Presentations,
  • Prepare on campus or off campus art exhibitions working in conjunction with department representatives including Gallery set-up and tear-down of the Benedum Art Gallery, and
  • Build and collect an ongoing portfolio of personal art work made in and out of classes.