Art and Art History

Rooted in a strong liberal arts curriculum, Transylvania’s art program encourages the interplay of ideas from a variety of disciplines. Students explore personal and global issues in their studio work and analyze these ideas in art history and seminar classes. The program’s philosophy rests on the firm belief that the best art draws from both broad social issues and aesthetic concerns.

Zoe Strecker & student wearing work gloves and using tongs.

One of our goals is to engage students directly in the work of professional artists, whether as studio assistants, researchers or design team members. Process matters. Technique matters. That’s what we’re constantly teaching in the classroom.

Zoé Strecker, associate professor of art

Internships our Students Have Completed

Graphic design at Bullhorn Design
Glassblowing at Weston Glass Studio in Berea, Ky.
Guest services at the Lexington Art League
Product photography at Kentucky for Kentucky
Ceramic studio and supply shop at Kentucky Mudworks
Mural painting at ArtWorks Cincinnati
Artistic coordinator at PRHBTN Street Art Festival

Where Our Graduates Have Studied

American University
Case Western
East Carolina University
Polimoda Istituto Internazionale Fashion Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
San Francisco Art Institute
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Stony Brook University
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Delaware
University of Michigan
Washington University
Xavier University

Courses of Special Interest

Community Engagement Through the Arts
Collage/Mixed Media Drawing
American Raku
Art and Ecology
Drawing on Ireland

Semester Study Abroad Opportunities

New Zealand

These GlobalTransy programs have at least two courses related to the major.

Interested in studying abroad for a summer? Take a look at our summer study abroad opportunities.


Zoé Strecker Associate Professor of Art;
Program Director

(859) 233-8115

Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

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