Emory & Henry - Visual Arts for a Changing World

Excellent facilities, dynamic exhibition spaces, adaptable classes and innovative students make us a unique regional leader in the Visual Arts. Our region in one of the most beautiful in the world and fosters a constant flow of inspiration. Our students and faculty members are intentionally designing a world of change in order to make our world a better place. We welcome your creativity as the arts at Emory & Henry increase to new levels of excellence.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Art-Graphic Design

    To acquaint students who wish to enter a design field with the necessary foundations in the visual arts and to provide preparation for employment in illustration, photography, and computer image-processing.

  • Minor,Art-Graphic Design

    A student may minor in Art - Graphic Design by completing 111, 151, 210, 221, 222, and 310.

  • Minor, Art

    A student may minor in Art by completing 111, 112, 151, 221, 222, and one course selected from 205, 210, 231, 241, 255, 305, 312, and 345.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Art-Studio

    To acquaint students with concepts and techniques of the visual arts; to study art as a tool in communication; to provide students with foundation experiences, processes, and necessary skills for effective visual self-expression; and to prepare students for advanced study in art.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Art- Teacher Preparation

    To enable students to meet Virginia requirements for licensure to teach art in grades PK-12.

Student Research

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">Museum Studies Students show their “Faces”</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p><picture class="lw_image lw_image1108 lw_align_left lw_block"> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/13/width/500/height/334/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/13/width/500/height/334/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/13/width/500/height/334/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/13/width/610/height/407/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/13/width/610/height/407/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/13/width/610/height/407/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/13/width/500/height/334/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/13/width/500/height/334/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/13/width/500/height/334/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/13/width/610/height/407/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/13/width/610/height/407/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/13/width/610/height/407/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.jpg 3x"/> <img width="610" height="407" alt="Sophia Alonge, Summer Apostol, Allison Cernoch, and Theresa Mitten present at the Ampersand Day S..." src="/live/image/gid/13/width/610/height/407/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.jpg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/13/width/610/height/407/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/13/width/610/height/407/1108_Ampersand-Day-2017_419.rev.1510260004.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133" loading="lazy"/> </picture> The exhibition <em>Faces </em>is a selection of artworks curated from the permanent art collection at Emory & Henry College by the Museum Studies class.  Students Sophia Alonge, Summer Apostol, Allison Cernoch & Theresa Mitten presented their work as part of the Student Showcase for Ampersand Day<em>. </em>Naturally drawn to the interesting people portrayed within the collection, the class gravitated toward choosing pieces with a common element: the human face. The face has the ability to transcend language, culture, and other barriers. It has the power to convey so much without words; expressing our true selves, our feelings, yet also yielding the ability to mask the truth.</p></div>