Visual Arts



Dive Deeper into Fine Arts with Visual Arts at Saint Francis University

Explore your inner artist through classes in painting, drawing, and photography. Beginners and seasoned artists are all welcome. As your confidence grows, you will have the opportunity to exhibit work in group and solo shows.  


Offered: On-Campus

He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands, and his head, and his heart is an artist.


Art Workspace

Let your creativity flow in an open workspace

Art Staff

Encouragement from supportive faculty and staff


Look to SAMA on campus for artwork inspiration

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The SFU Learning Experience

Enhance Any Major by Exploring Visual Arts

Visual Arts Minor: Those looking for an in-depth music experience may pursue a visual arts minor.


  • Courses such as Drawing, Painting, and Photography are available.
  • Students have the option to explore building a self-designed program that complements their major.
  • This minor is open to all majors.

Course Catalog Requirements - 23/24

General Education: The Fine Arts is a vibrant part of the university's core curriculum and students of all majors can choose visual arts courses to meet these requirements.

Brandon Fiume: Focusing on Multiple Tracks



Brandon excelled in the Computer Science program, but started looking for an opportunity to spend time outside his major learning new things.


Read his story!


The Connors Family Fine Arts Center

future home of the Resinski Black Box Theatre

A new home for Theatre, Music, Visual and Performing Arts is



A grassroots effort by a passionate group of theatre alumni is underway to construct the Resinski Black Box Theatre, to be named after beloved director and drama professor Kenny Resinski, and his wife Bonnie who continues the Resinski legacy at SFU.


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View from Degol Field on St. Catherine Street.  


All fine arts programs will be housed under one roof.

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art


SAMA was founded to provide a cultural resource for the region’s underserved rural population. Today SAMA has five locations, yet its first museum is located on the Saint Francis University campus mall, adjacent to the Fine Arts plaza.



With a diverse schedule of world-class exhibitions of American art, award-winning education programs, and ambitious special events, the Museum has become a respected constituent of the region’s cultural landscape. 


Learn more about SAMA

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Fine Arts Faculty

Developing the artistic spirit within all

Our Fine Arts faculty are established in their fields with multiple teaching awards, artistic and academic accolades, and even multi-platinum selling records. Yet, their biggest accomplishment is to help students discover a hidden passion for the arts.  


Director of Center for Fine Arts:  Ms. Jessica, 814.472.2827