Calling all artists, designers, historians and educators! Change the world through your passion and learn to lead in Virginia's premier, medium-sized university art program. In our small classes, you'll experience creative and intellectual growth through close interaction and mentorship with our accomplished art, design in craft and education faculty.

Career Path

You'll live a creative life in any of these jobs

  • Accessory Designers
  • Arts Administrators
  • Photographers
  • Architects
  • Teachers
  • Appraisers
  • Historians
  • Cartoonists
  • Ceramicists
  • Jewelers
  • Illustrators
  • Furniture Designers
  • Educators
  • Printmakers
  • Book Artists

What You'll Study


We offer two concentrations to a life of art exploration and discovery.

Minor in Art

Art Education

This is the concentration for you if you love to open the door to creativity for future leaders. The art education concentration at Longwood is designed to give you what you need to learn to lead and teach at the PK-12 level.

Sample 4-Year Plan 

Art Education, Teacher Preparation Concentration (pdf)

Art Studio: Artists Books and Printmaking

This is an interdisciplinary approach to book art and printmaking. You'll experiment, invent, interact and practice your developing skills in traditional and contemporary book and print processes.

Discover the unique differences in printmaking media and participate in regional, national and international portfolio opportunities.

You'll create work in

  • Lithography
  • Silkscreen
  • Intaglio
  • Relief
  • Alternative photography
  • Bookbinding
  • Paper making

Minor in Artists Books and Printmaking

Art Studio: Design in Craft

Explore a wide variety of materials and study both traditional and contemporary design in craft. One of the most vibrant areas of art today, contemporary craft offers a wide spectrum of opportunities for young artists after graduation. The Design in Craft concentration will introduce you to numerous mediums including clay, metal, vitreous enamels, stained glass, wood, textiles, papermaking and book arts.

There are plenty of opportunities to develop expertise and cultivate your creativity in our Intermediate and Advanced classes in ceramics; jewelry and metalsmithing; papermaking and book arts.


Art Studio: Painting and Drawing

Explore a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor and oil.

You'll discover experimental media and processes, investigate contemporary trends and develop an understanding of the history of painting as you grow into your individual artistic style.

Minor in Painting and Drawing

Art Studio: Photography

Picture this, you can earn a living in one of the most important careers in the world. Explore black and white photography, color photography, electronic photography; and you can take courses in book arts and printmaking.

Minor in Photography


Demonstrate your work ethic and creative versatility with a minor in one of five concentrations:  

Art History

You'll take six classes and explore major art movements, genres, revivals and artists.

Design in Craft

You'll take six classes honing your skills in our most popular craft courses working with a variety materials and techniques in our state-of-the-art ceramics, jewelry/metalsmithing, and papermaking studios.


General Art

You'll take seven classes and explore the world of art in classes like

  • Contemporary Design
  • Principles of drawing
  • Photography
  • Ceramics
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing
  • Stained Glass
  • Art History


This six-course minor is a great way to turn your hobby into a career. You'll learn the basics of photography, digital photography and watch your skills develop through intermediate and advanced photography classes.

Painting and Drawing

Take six classes and draw from your passion for traditional practices and new media.

Artist's Books and Printmaking

You'll take six classes learning the differences in printmaking media and developing personalized imagery and technical expertise in books and print.


We offer courses that give you the tools to be a responsible citizen and courses that ensure you receive an education in formal and technical skills relevant to your course of study. 

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