Mount Mercy University’s fine art major prepares students for careers as artists or in fields such as museum arts administrators, staff in nonprofit arts institutions, art consultants, or for further training in graduate school for careers as art therapists and art professors. Coupled with an education major to create an art education degree, students may pursue careers teaching art in public or private schools.
Mount Mercy’s art degree program is unique to eastern Iowa because of its connections with the Cedar Rapids art community. Art internships and arts-focused community service are important components of a fine arts major’s education, which is why Mount Mercy helps connect students with art professionals and art organizations within the Cedar Rapids art community.
Art scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students with an interest and talent in art. This scholarship is open to majors and non-majors alike for up to $3,000 a year, and renewable up to four years for a total of $12,000.