Gordon College

Gordon College

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Department of Art
Gordon College
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA  01984
978.927.2300 Ext. 4405

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Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,397

Art & Design Program
Students Enrolled: 60
Graduates per Year: 15

  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Gordon College art faculty and studentFull-Time Faculty
Tanja Butler – M.A. (Chair)
Jim Zingarelli – M.A.
Bruce Herman – M.F.A.

Part-Time Faculty
Tim Ferguson-Sauder – B.A.
Bill Franson – B.A.
Jean Sbarra Jones – M.F.A.
Truitt Seitz – M.F.A.
Deborah Stanton – M.F.A.
Sue Trent – M.F.A.

Gordon College art programDegrees Offered
B.A. in Art


Painting, Design, Drawing/Printmaking, Sculpture, and Art Education


Program Highlights

  • Gordon offers a strong fine arts basis with an emphasis on traditional artistic skill.
  • Art majors can expect to:
  • Gordon CollegeStudy observational drawing with a figurative focus.
  • Be presented visual and theoretical rage of perspective in art history from ancient to postmodern.
  • Choose an area of concentration in art by junior year.
  • Senior year is comprised of a course for vocational discernment in the fall and a senior exhibit or internship in the spring.
  • The department resides in the Barrington Center for the Arts and the facility includes two modern galleries used to exhibit work of both professional and student artists.
  • The department facilities include:
  • Three drawing and painting studios.
  • Indoor  and outdoor sculpture studios.
  • Fully-equipped Photography studio.
  • Two printmaking studios with etching and lithography presses.
  • Woodshop.
  • Computer lab for design.
  • Nine senior studios.
  • Gordon in Ovieto, Italy program.
  • Gordon runs “The Return Design Collaborative,” an innovative, entrepreneurial design firm where students can gain professional experience and learn computer-based design skills through an internship.
  • Portfolio required for admission includes a CD submission of your artwork, a home exam, and an essay.