Offering undergraduate programs in Art History, Film Studies, and Studio Art, the Art Department curriculum is informed by the research and practice of faculty abreast of evolving ideas in three disciplines. Through interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches, classes emphasize the primacy of visual literacy in the formation of the engaged, humanistic individual. Focusing on undergraduate learning, faculty work closely with students to guide them in their respective areas of inquiry. Our curriculum complements and intersects those of many departments at the University as well as programming at the McMullen Museum of Art. A plethora of cultural and educational institutions in the greater Boston area also provide opportunity for further exploration and discovery.
The Art Department's departmental office and most faculty offices are located on the fourth floor of Devlin Hall, at the heart of Boston College's Chestnut Hill Campus. Two large painting studios on the fourth floor take advantage of the natural light afforded by our location on the top floor of the building. Two additional studios for drawing and other media, a state-of-the-art digital media, and a digital lab with a lending library of equipment to support creative projects, are also found on this floor, as well as the department's Visual Resources Center, with over 100,000 35-millimeter slides and an in-house collection of digital images of works of art. Film and photography labs are on the ground floor of Devlin Hall. Nearby carriage houses, across Beacon Street, provide additional studios for senior Studio Art Majors (who are provided with their own work spaces) and ceramics, including an outdoor kiln. Art classes meet primarily in classrooms in Devlin Hall, Stokes Hall and O'Neill Library.
The Art, Art History and Film Department's Office is located on the fourth floor of Devlin Hall, at the heart of Boston College's Chestnut Hill campus. Most departmental faculty offices can be found here as well. Two large painting studios take advantage of the natural light available on this top floor of the building. Other classroom spaces include an additional two large studios for drawing and other media, and a state-of-the-art digital media classroom. A digital lab in Devlin 417 is open to all students working on projects for Art Department classes. It's equipped with hardware and software to support creative projects, as well as a lending library of equipment that students can check out to use outside the lab. The fourth floor also houses the department's Visual Resources Center, with over 100,000 35-millimeter slides and an in-house collection of digital images of works of art.
Photography and Film classrooms and labs are on the ground floor of Devlin Hall. Ceramics courses meet across Beacon Street at the Connolly Carriage House, with ample space to work and an outdoor kiln. Senior Studio Art majors are also provided with their own work spaces across Beacon Street, in the Murray Carriage House.