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Virginia Intermont College - Art Degree Program Information

Are you inspired by the works of great artists like DaVinci, Monet, Alexander Calder or David Smith? Virginia Intermont’s natural light studios, fully equipped sculpture studios, and specialized classrooms awaken an artist’s inspiration, allowing the freedom to work in two or three dimensions, digital media and natural media. The best work often comes from several places at once allowing the big picture – the whole artist – to shine through.

At VI, students thrive in a supportive community of active, exhibiting artists. VI professors help you discover your talents and define your work in spacious, well-equipped work spaces in four locations across campus. Students have many opportunities to showcase their work, exhibiting at the Fine Arts Gallery and other campus and community venues, including special events such as the city of Bristol’s “Art D’Vine.”

Degree Programs and Areas of Concentration:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts with Teacher Licensure PreK-12
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • 2D concentration–Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking
  • 3D concentration– Ceramics, Sculpture

The four-year B.A. and B.F.A. degrees bring breadth and flexibility in a wide variety of coursework. Core courses in art history, color theory, and two-and-three dimensional design build a sound base for art-driven careers. An art minor is also available.

What can you do with a degree in Art?

  • Work as a studio artist
  • Become a graphic designer
  • Teach art in public schools
  • Prepare for graduate studies in art

You can also learn more about the program by visiting the art program website:


Download the PDF below for an overview of the art major, course requirements and course descriptions:

For an in-depth look at all our majors, please refer to our catalog (pdf).


Marvin Tadlock, Ed.D.
B.F.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro
M.F.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Ed.D., University of Georgia

Perry Johnson, M.F.A.
M.F.A. – Painting & Printmaking, East Tennessee State University
B.F.A. – Printmaking, Virginia Intermont College

Sam Morrow, M.F.A.
St. Martin’s School of Art, London, England. B.A. (Hons) Fine Art (Painting)
Royal College of Art, London England. M.A. Fine Art (Painting)
Ohio State University. M.F.A. Fine Art (Painting)