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Fine Arts & Crafts

Train in various mediums of painting, drawing, ceramics, fabric arts, and more as you develop your aesthetic sensibility and gain skills. Learn how to present your work professionally, and prepare for the ins and outs of earning a living as a successful artist. You will gain valuable experience by entering local, national, and international exhibits.

If you're a serious artist looking to transform your skills in a Christian environment, consider Malone University. Here, art studies find common ground with the liberal arts and the practical demands of the profession. By providing a solid art curriculum, the Department of Visual Arts prepares students for lifelong experiences they may encounter as artist who seek creative expression.


Creative growth in nurtured at Malone, where you are inspired by artist professors and a close-knit group of fellow students. The Akron/Canton area offers an inspirational environment for the artist, a rich and internationally known collection of museums, such as the Cleveland, Akron, and Canton Museums of Art. You will have many opportunities to exhibit your work on and off campus in student shows and in local, regional, and national exhibits; intern at museums and with ad agencies; and develop an incredible portfolio.

  • Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Animator
  • Sculptor
  • Painter
  • Art Professor
  • Museum Curator
  • Production supervisor
  • Creative ministers
  • Cartoons, Comics, and Graphic Novels
  • Digital Sculpting and 3D Design
  • Issues in Contemporary Art
  • The History of Women in Art
  • Modern Art 
  • Drawing and Painting 
  • Wheel throwing 
  • Digital Photography

Malone University graduates have successful careers as: 

  • Working artists- painters, sculptors, etc.
  • Studio and business owners
  • Teachers and Professors
  • Illustrators
  • Art therapists
  • Graphic & Web Designers
  • Photographers
  • Creative Ministers
  • Museum & Gallery Curators

Read about alumni artists Michelle Waalkes or Heather Bullach