Academics at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Our Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree program attracts some of the best and brightest young artists around the world.

We offer one of the most immersive fine arts’ educations available and do so on a campus that has long been recognized as a national center for arts education, as well as home to groundbreaking, rigorous, and independent art degree programs.

Undergraduate Programs at Lyme

Drawing

Drawing

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Drawing explores drawing as an art form in its own right, rather than as a mere preparatory or training tool. Artistic means of expression and conveyance that are both unique to drawing and that spark creative innovation are studied and practiced in a progressive sequence of courses and opportunities for independent work.

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Illustration

Illustration

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Illustration develops each student’s ability to create compelling and effective visual communication through a solid grounding in drawing, design, painting, liberal arts, and art history. The development of representational abilities, including those that are essential in life drawing and artistic anatomy, and the effective use of color provides the Illustration major with the skills necessary to develop a personal vision as an artist and communicator.

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Painting

Painting

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Painting offers students the opportunity to develop a distinct, artistic voice through a sequenced curriculum. This program focuses on the acquisition of traditional skill-based proficiencies in its early stages, and then progresses to address those that pertain to artistic ideation, context and content.

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Sculpture

Sculpture

The Sculpture major develops students’ knowledge of and proficiency in sculptural practice based on the observation of nature including the human figure. Supported by the cultivation of craftsmanship, individual initiative, creativity, and the ability to interpret ideas through artistic expression, the program leads students to understand historical and contemporary examples of sculpture and to integrate that knowledge into studio practice.

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Post Baccalaureate and Undergraduate Certificates

Post Baccalaureate and Undergraduate Certificates

The Post Baccalaureate program provides students who already have earned a Bachelors degree a one- to two-year intensive program of study designed to assure advanced studio competency in the traditional fine arts disciplines. The 90-credit Certificate programs are for students who do not wish to pursue a B.F.A. degree.

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Undergraduate Programs On Main Campus

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Art

The University of New Haven's Art program offers you professional art training within the context of a top-tier university, enriched by the resources of a liberal arts education.

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Graphic Design

As a graphic design major at the University of New Haven, you’ll learn to create compelling visual communications that cut through the information clutter.

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Interior Design

As a University of New Haven interior design major you will learn to create beautiful, functional spaces that meet the needs of both individual and business clients. Learn more about the knowledge and skills you acquire in the program and the opportunities offered.

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Pre-College

Lyme Pre-College Academy

Lyme Pre-College Academy

High school students with beginning to advanced level art training are welcome to enroll in a series of courses to further explore and expand their technical skills and abilities.

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