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Art courses are designed to provide the highest quality coursework for students majoring in art as well as students who are interested in exploring their creative expression through the creation of artwork in a studio class or the study of art in a historical context. Our art coursework provides students with a richer understanding of the world and themselves. The instructors are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. The fine arts and humanities department offers a large variety of studio and art history coursework that transfers towards a Major in Art or Art History at a four-year institution.

Students who plan on majoring in art at a four-year institution should include art history, studio art and humanities coursework in order to be prepared for upper division work in whatever area of art they may choose for their area of concentration.

Art and art history classes also fulfill requirements for the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, as well as graduation requirements.

Advanced Photography Service Learning Projects
Each semester the advanced photography class at Saint Paul College participates in a service learning project. Each project is an opportunity for photographic artists to partner with community oriented organizations. As photographers, the students document and artistically interpret these organizations through their photographs and portray them in a way that might appear unique and/or different from the ordinary.