Benedictine University Mesa Art students have classes at the Mesa ArtSpace Lofts, a development in downtown Mesa that provides live/work/exhibit space for Arizona artists. This partnership provides students the opportunity to mingle, critique, and work with local artists. The connections formed through this partnership provide a professional network that will benefit students far into the future.
Providing Real Life Opportunities
Seniors at BenU will produce a Senior Thesis Exhibition, a solo art exhibit that features work created in their Advanced Studio Classes. For the Senior Thesis Exhibition, students create a body of work on a chosen theme, make a website and create marketing materials, and install and host their own solo show. This leads to a portfolio that is a perfect showcase for graduate schools or galleries.
Fine Arts Alumni
You will find Benedictine University Mesa alumni exhibitin their artwork throughout the Southwest, restoring artwork for local parishes, and teaching in area schools such as Great Hearts Charter Schools. Our alumni have also been accepted into graduate schools such as the Otis College of Art and Design, and the San Francisco Art Institute.
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