A Unique Fine Arts Degree
Get your fine arts degree in a close-knit community of students and faculty making art with passion and intention. Experiment with established methods and new technologies, practical techniques and creative flexibility.
The Holman Arts & Media Center’s newly renovated and equipped open studios are a light-filled place to try anything and everything. Explore the freedom of visual practice with an interdisciplinary attitude in the Sierra Nevada College fine arts degree program.
Art Fed by Community
We think creative interplay is hugely important. Whether you concentrate in Two-Dimensional or Three-Dimensional Practices, Digital Arts, or Interdisciplinary Art, you’ll get your fine arts degree among students in every discipline. You’ll get feedback from peers and faculty mentors who are interested in your work and ideas. You’ll exhibit your work in the Midway Art Portfolio Review and annual group Student Show. BFA candidates all finish with a solo show in one of our main galleries.
It doesn’t all happen in the studio.
Meet the exciting visiting artists whose work is exhibited in SNC’s four gallery spaces. Add a minor in Music to expand your portfolio. Learn about the Italian Renaissance in Italy, Japanese artistic traditions in Japan, or current trends in ceramics at conferences in the US. Contrast the amazing beauty and equally amazing outdoor adventures of Lake Tahoe with the dramatic expanse of the high desert.
Our Students Say It Best . . .
Major: Fine Arts – Interdisciplinary Arts
Class of 2017
Why do we need art? For me this will always be the mystery I crave to understand.
Recently my art has been focusing on my body's relationship to my environment. I came up with the idea to dive into the lake, hold my breath, and scratch circular gestures into a copper plate that I take to the studio and make prints. It is these mark makings that become artifacts of my body. I love being an artist. . . . Read More
Major: Fine Arts - Three-Dimensional Practices, Minor in Digital Arts
Class of 2020
I love to create, and to solve the problems that come along with the process of a project. My solution to many problems I encounter is to sketch out what I need to make and create a paper model. Model making greatly helps save the real material. . . . Read More
Art Beyond College
We don’t think that being an artist should require starving in a garret. Our fine arts degree program addresses the challenges you will face as a working artist with a structure that mirrors graduate programs.
Develop your vision into an expressive body of work. Explore professional opportunities that fit your creative and personal goals. Graduate from Sierra Nevada College prepared for a satisfying and sustainable future. Ask our alumni!