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Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D.

Professor of Art History
Annunciation Center 202

Phone: (973) 290-4315

Art, Dance, and Music

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Department of Art, Music and Dance

Are you looking to establish a career in the arts? Graduates from the College of Saint Elizabeth's Art Department work as studio artists, graphic artists, clothing designers, art directors, creative leads, interior designers, educators and more!

Due to the College's small class sizes, each student is able to receive hands on instruction from practicing and exhibiting artists, curators, writers and art historians. With access to exhibitions in the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery and frequent class visits to top New York art museums, even the most inexperienced student will leave CSE with the skills necessary to become a professional artist.

The College's Art Department favors innovate ideas, creativity and self-expression over technical form. This means students are allowed to hone their abilities at their own pace, gradually improving as they advance through the program. They will develop a fundamental understanding of practical studio arts and creative technologies, which are essential for today's imaginative world.

Key Elements

  • Access to the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery
  • Seniors host their own exhibitions featuring work in their portfolios
  • Hands on instruction from professional artists
  • Frequent visits to top art museums in New York City

Degree Options

  • B.A. in Art with tracks in:
    • General Studio Art
    • Graduate Preparation for Master in Fine Arts
  • Minors in Studio Art and Graphic Design
  • Minors in Music and Dance

Graduate Outcomes

  • Studio artists
  • Graphic artists
  • Clothing designers
  • Art directors
  • Creative leads
  • Interior designers
  • Educators


Our state-of-the-art classrooms provide students with the space and tools necessary to create their art. Be it painting, drawing, ceramics, alternative materials, sculpture or digital art, our studios facilitate our students’ ability to produce their best work.

Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery

Located on the main floor of the Annunciation Center on campus, just 20 paces away from the art studios, the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery is filled with work by contemporary artists. Over four years, students will see at least eight exhibitions and present their own exhibits in the gallery.

See a 360° View of the Gallery

Faculty and Staff

Virginia Butera, Ph.D.

Chairperson - Art, Dance, and Music
Professor of Art History
Director of the Maloney Art Gallery
(973) 290-4315
Annunciation Center 202