Expand your Creative Mind

Wesleyan's Art Department prepares confident and creative innovators for professional careers in an increasingly visual and global world. Community and business leaders already know that creative minds are progressive solution finders. They highly value the graphic designers, artists, videographers, photographers, illustrators, designers, teachers, and museum personnel whose Liberal Arts education demonstrates an enthusiasm for discovery of the new.

Personal, artistic, and intellectual growth are fostered in our Art programs, as students hone their skills in art, design, and art historical research. Through these studies, our students develop awareness of the relevant contributions their creative minds can make.

The art student will gain a broad foundation in 2D and 3D media, and will build a more interdisciplinary degree through additional Liberal Arts electives. Often, our students will double major in Advertising Marketing Communication or may form a more interdisciplinary link to a Liberal Arts program outside of the Art Department. In the Junior and Senior semesters, students may choose to concentrate their upper level ART studies from the following: painting, drawing, ceramics, graphic design, video, photography, sculpture, or printmaking.

Major: BA Art   
Related Major & Minor: AMC (Advertising & Marketing Communication), Arts Management, Art Studio minor, Visual Studies minor
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Top 5 Majors
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  • Accounting
  • Applied Psychology
  • Art, Studio
  • Asian Studies
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Digital Marketing
  • Economics
  • Educational Studies
  • English
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Equine-Assisted Therapy
  • Finance
  • Forensic Science
  • Healthcare Administration
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Reading
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Strategic Management
  • Theatre
  • Visual Studies
  • Women, Gender & Sexuality


Pre-Professional Concentrations

Find out more about our Pre-Professional programs here.

  • Allied Health
  • Athletic Training
  • Dentistry
  • Law (standalone concentration or accelerated JD dual degree with Mercer)
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Seminary
  • Veterinary Medicine

Major Support Is Everywhere

Totem pole outside of Art building.

Art in Nature

The Art Department is adjacent to Wesleyan’s 100 acre Arboretum. The Art Pad and Gallery Trails offer outdoor classroom spaces and the installation of outdoor sculpture.

Visiting Artist speaks with students

Visiting Artist Program

Art classes are enhanced with a schedule of short-term visiting artists who offer hands-on studio workshops, artist’s lectures, and exhibitions. The semester long Artist-in-Residence program hosts an artist who maintains an open studio space, offering special programing for students throughout their residency.

Why Wesleyan?

Why Wesleyan?

No one knows Wesleyan better than our alumnae who have experienced learning, living, and thriving at Wesleyan. Alumnae reflect on their experiences on campus and the impact on their lives through lifelong friendships to skills acquired on campus impacting their careers.

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Career Development

Career Development

A liberal arts education prepares you for your first job and your last. Wesleyan has a four-year plan to prepare students to make the connection between a liberal arts education and success in the workplace.

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Wesleyan offers 25 majors and 35 minors, including self-designed interdisciplinary studies, eight pre-professional programs and the bachelor of science in nursing and bachelor of fine arts degrees.

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Creative ideas and the conditions in which to realize them:

The ample space in our Murphey Art Building rivals that at many larger institutions, and offers the equipment necessary to explore 2D, 3D, and multi-media art making. Advanced undergraduate students are given personal studio space, and our facilities are accessible almost 24/7, enabling our students to work collaboratively or in solitude beyond their scheduled class time. Art students at Wesleyan have the opportunity to work under the guidance of supportive faculty, who consider it a priority to help each student pursue their individual interests and goals.

Our three campus art galleries are venues for exhibitions of student work, of our permanent collection, and of invited artists. Wesleyan’s Permanent Collection of Art provides research opportunities and internships. Our undergraduate students can choose to work as gallery docents, as conservationists, or as gallery assistants learning the nuts & bolts of working as professionals in commercial galleries or museums.

The Murphey Art Building is surrounded on 3 sides by a 100 acre arboretum, providing an outdoor classroom exploring creativity & innovation through the lens of Nature.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, Wesleyan art history students researched, curated, designed, and installed the exhibit Rebellious Women: Celebrating Women’s Suffrage, on display in the East Gallery, Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College. READ MORE >


Visiting artists, internships and museum excursions expand learning:

Visiting artists share their expertise through exhibitions, workshops, and lectures. Our students also take advantage of internships through our many local museums, community and cultural organizations such as: The Macon Museum of Arts & Sciences, The Okmulgee Museum, The Tubman Museum of African and African American Art, The Macon Arts Alliance, Macon Film Festival, Fired Works, and the Hay House.



University of Georgia, Central Washington, Marlborough Gallery,
Sotheby's London, Pratt Institute of Art, University of Nebraska,
Birmingham Museum of Art 


Wesleyan Women In Art Careers

Susan Welsh stands in front of Artwork in the Museum of Arts and Sciences gallery.


Already an accomplished artist, Susan took classes at Wesleyan while serving as the College's director of communications. Before that, she was an artist in residence for Bibb County public schools. Today Susan is executive director at Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Alumnae JENNIFER MOORE smiles for the camera


Jennifer is a perfect example of the value of a liberal arts education. After graduating from Wesleyan Jennifer went on to earn her law degree. Today Jennifer owns her own firm and represents individuals in family and humanitarian based immigration matters. 

NICOLA WATSON ’04 STANDS IN studio in front of Mannigan with her designed dress on.


Nicola is a summa cum laude graduate who studied studio art, AMC, and film and media at Wesleyan. She began her career as a children’s clothing designer for Target. Today Nicola is a fashion designer for Abercrombie Fitch. In 2009 she founded Le Fashion Lab, a fashion school in Atlanta.

Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1-5PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10AM-2PM.

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NCAA Division III Athletics

Wesleyan College is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. In addition, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian program.

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