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Creativity now more than ever is the most sought after skill in today's global job market. What better way to advance your own inner creativity than through the field of Fine Arts? There are countless mediums for you to explore, from painting to sculpting, and then there are so many styles for you to try. While we are all familiar with classical styles, such as realism, contemporary fine arts has exploded with brilliant ideas that continue to evolve. Today's artists shape what future generations perceive of our time and culture - they are one of the biggest identifiers as to who we are as a community, a nation, a species. At FU, we help you discipline the inner artist within so that you can maximize your own potential, and we provide you with the support you need. We understand that the arts can be a vulnerable profession, especially with the persistent stigma that "artists starve and suffer", but the truth is, most artists succeed when they have a strong support group. We want all of our artists to prosper, not suffer. 

At FU, our students gain access to a kiln for sculpting their own pottery creations. If you haven't visited the outside mural of our campus yet, check it out and you will find a beautiful mural of our resident artist's, Hersley Casero, famous "Laughing Boy" piece. Several FU alumni have been featured in both local and national art galleries with their artwork. Become a recognized artist through FU and our supportive network. 

Professional Courses

Visual Perception I

A course on perceptions and concepts of visual art forms, exploring elements of visual language and what makes art meaningful. 

Visual Perception II 

An overview of visual organization that applies students to apply principles from previous course and develop skills in relation to organization. 

Techniques I

A basic course on 2D design that covers various traditional and accepted techniques in linear and 2D representation to understand flat composition. 

Techniques II 

Explore the technical side of 3D design through various traditional techniques to understand depth, volume, and mass in a 3D virtual space.

Materials I 

An introductory course on traditional mediums with an emphasis on pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, and monochromatic mediums. 

Materials II 

An intermediate course on traditional mediums with an emphasis on watercolor, pastel, and other chromatic mediums. 

Figure Drawing I 

Discover human anatomy from a traditional artistic perspective, focusing on various approaches representing human form in a realistic manner using lead, pen and ink, and charcoal. 

Figure Drawing II 

An intermediate exploratory course on human anatomy in free form, movement, and distortion, emphasizing creative and unconventional visual representation. 

Philippine Art

Learn about the use of local indigenous materials, relate and examine their uses, issues, and interest in Philippine contemporary art movements. 

Art History: Asian Art

Study the history of visual arts in Asia from the artist's point of view, appraising Asian art and analyzing the historical context of art production as well as cultural influences.

Art History II: Western Art

Study the history of western visual arts from the artist's point of view and examine art from pre-history to the modern times, distinguishing cultural contexts that influenced art production.

Painting I 

An exploration and analysis of various concepts in painting throughout different media and techniques. 

Painting II 

A course dedicated to portfolio preparation, allowing students to present a body of related works arising from a proposed concept and conduct research on art concepts. 

Three-Dimensional Art I

Study various accepted and traditional techniques of creating 3D artwork. 

Three-Dimensional Art II 

Study various accepted and traditional techniques of creating 3D artwork on an intermediate level. 

Visual Studies I 

Learn how to apply the understanding of visual language and principles of art and design to solve given visual problems creatively through various media and techniques. 

Visual Studies II 

Learn how to solve visual problems creatively through visual language and principles in order to articulate how visual problems are solved. 

Digital Art & Design I 

An overview of computer graphics techniques, such as using Photoshop software as applied in advertising. 

Digital Art & Design II 

Explore more computer graphics techniques for various digital artworks, using Illustrator software in advertising and formulating ideas that answer digital imaging needs. 

Art Workshop I 

A course in large-scale collaborative art making in a collective setting, encountering the processes and dynamics of managing large-scale projects as a group. 

Art Workshop II 

A course on large-scale individual art making, allowing students to experience pre-work preparation, management, and the more demanding systematic requirements.

Art Seminar I 

Study the various concepts, methods, and peculiarities of interactive platforms for delivery in various media outlets. 

Art Seminar II 

A focus on art production and contemporary art issues, discussing and relating them to art making. 

Art Theory I 

A course on understanding the theories and philosophies of Post Modern Art and Contemporary Art Movements, providing students with elementary understanding of influential aesthetic period principles.

Art Theory II 

A course on understanding the theories and philosophies of Post Modern Art and Contemporary Art movements, providing students with an elementary understanding of aesthetic period principles. 

Photography I 

A course on the history of photography, camera features, basic camera handling, and recognizing different shooting conditions. 

Art Management

Take a look at the business side of art and how to manage various pieces. 

Art Workshop III

A diverse course on art production and how it relates to and supports areas of studio specialization. 

Art Workshop IV

A continuation of Art Workshop III that allows students to explore and employ the materials and processes specific to studio specialization. 

Advance Visual Studies I

An advance studio course on 2D and 3D art directed towards visual communication and developing a distinctive imagery and technical direction. 

Advance Visual Studies II

An advance studio course on 2D and 3D art directed towards developing visual thematic and theoretical expressions. 

Art Research

Learn the process of formulating an idea and conducting extensive research to draw analysis and create a conclusion. 

Materials III

An introductory course on oil and acrylic that covers instructions on proper and conventional applications of this medium. 


What can I do with a Fine Arts degree from FU?

-The possibilities for becoming an artist are infinite, especially in this day and age of technology and social media. We have had several FU graduates go on to paint murals around Negros Oriental, exhibit their artwork around the country, and successfully compete in art competitions. With an art degree, you can work within a company as a designer, whether it's advertising or branding, or you can become a freelancer, such as a photographer who sells their photos to journalists. You can even become a manager at an arts museum. A degree in Fine Arts gives you freedom and flexibility. 

I don't know what medium suits me best. Will I be able to explore different ones to figure it out? 

-Yes, our fine arts students at FU gain access to multiple mediums to try. We believe it's important to keep an open mind and not limit yourself to one style or medium, especially when you're just starting out. Keep testing new things to push the limits of your own creativity!

Is the area of Fine Arts easier than other majors?

-The Fine Arts require discipline and devotion like any other area of study. You can expect to put a lot of time into composing your own work while trying out new styles and mediums. Some pieces take a few minutes to complete and some take years. It is a fluid subject that depends on the artist. Rest assured that FU, we help you strengthen your dedication while advancing your skills and awareness. 

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