The arts program at St. John Fisher College is administered through the Dean’s office and aims to provide students with the opportunity to take courses in arts-related subjects and experience exhibitions and performances of the work of artists from the greater Rochester area and surrounding region. Arts lecturers in the program include those with expertise in the fields of art history, visual arts, arts and culture, theater, music, museum studies, and dance.
The program’s campus activities, supported by a generous grant from Herbert and Joan Vanden Brul, are planned in collaboration with area arts professionals.
The minor in visual and performing arts enables students to explore their interest in the arts and the impact of the arts on culture. The interdisciplinary focus of the arts minor encourages students to view creativity as a multidimensional human attribute and explore a variety of arts-related fields. By taking introductory courses in visual art and culture, music, and theater, students discover what these forms of expression have in common and which one they would like to explore in greater depth. The independent study or capstone course gives students the opportunity to create their own projects to be shared with the entire College community.