The ARTS at Merrimack
Participation in the arts, through formal study and practical experiential learning, unlocks the creative potential of our students while encouraging intellectual curiosity, professional growth, and the development of an entrepreneurial spirit.
Courses offered by the Visual and Performing Arts Department - including art and art history, digital media, video, music, photography, and theatre - introduce students to the artistic traditions that are their heritage, enable them to participate in the continuation of such traditions, and promote the creative process.
Merrimack’s integrated-arts approaches prepare students to enter an arts-based career path, or pursue advanced degrees in any field.
The Visual and Performing Arts Majors
The Visual and Performing Arts Department offers a variety of courses in art and art history, digital media, film and video, music, and theatre. Students have opportunities to study art history, theory, and methodology, as well as traditional studio and digital design work in the arts.
The Visual and Performing Arts Minors
There are six minor programs available, respectively emphasizing art history, studio art, digital design, animation, music and theatre; and one interdisciplinary minor. The programs in art history and studio art each have core requirements: Foundations of Visual Art (FA 111A), and two basic art courses. A minor in fine arts is no less than six courses, and a studio art minor is no less than seven courses.
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Merrimack College opens their 2014-15 season with the darkly comic play The Shape of Things.
When the question “What did you do on your summer vacation?” comes up, one rising Merrimack senior has a killer answer:
I was in a gangster movie.
David Raymond can make substantive art with very little actual substance. A sculptor, painter, poet, and art writer who has been teaching at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, since 1964, Raymond is showing 21 recent ink on paper drawings at Brunswick’s ICON Contemporary Art. It is yet another superb showing of excellent and thoughtful abstract art at that venue.
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