Special Learning Opportunities

Students who major in Art at Berea College enjoy the benefits of studying in small, individually focused classes. The average class size for a studio course is 8-10 students with a 9:1 student to faculty ratio. While enrolled in class, students are given their own space. They participate in a classroom environment where the student receives constant personal feedback from faculty and other students.

Student Labor

Outside class, students may also take part in several of the special programs designed for art majors. Apprenticeships and internships are also encouraged by the department. Students often pursue these during their summer break. View information on our Ceramic Apprenticeship Program.

Following Berea College’s commitment to student labor as a means of learning, the Art Department employs students to work within its facilities. Student labor positions in the Art Department include:

  • janitorial work
  • running the art store
  • setting up installations and shows
  • assisting professors
  • supervising other students
  • various jobs that keep the department functioning

For more information about labor opportunities in the Art Department, please contact Larky Crawford.

Other campus jobs available to students who are interested in the visual arts and crafts include working in:

  • Ceramics
  • Woodworking
  • Ironsmithing
  • Fireside Weavers