Creative Inspiration

Creativity is central to all human activity. The humanities and fine arts build your appreciation of art and literature, teach you about the role of religion in civilization, and show you the past’s relationship to the present.

Transferable Skills

In humanities and fine arts classes, you will learn about other cultures and languages, and learn to think critically, problem-solve, and write and speak effectively — essential skills for a wide range of professions in today’s rapidly changing marketplace.

Vibrant Community

The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts sponsors myriad events — exhibits, speakers, literary events, and more — throughout the year. Visit the events calendar for more information about upcoming opportunities.

Humanities and Fine Arts Students

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    Sage Giordano '18

    During his time at Elms, Sage Giordano '18 lived for poetry, serving as Blue House Fellow for two consecutive years. After earning his B.A. in English, he moved to California to attend St. Mary's College as a teaching fellow and a student in the MFA program. He has published his work in many prestigious literary journals such as Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Ellis Review, and The Penn Review.
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    Katie Condon '12

    After double majoring in education and English, Katie Condon '12 made a splash in the literary world when her poem "Origin" appeared in the Sept. 3, 2018 issue of The New Yorker. Katie also went on to earn her MFA in poetry from the University of Houston, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in English at the University of Tennessee.
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    Sage Giordano '18
  • Photo of English alumna Katie Condon '12
    Katie Condon '12


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How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis — and we’ve waved the fee! Apply when it fits your schedule.

With 90% of our students receiving financial aid, we know how to combine scholarships, grants, and loans to make your degree affordable.

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Meet Our Faculty

Get to know the faculty who bring our humanities and fine arts courses to life. Visit the faculty page.

View the Humanities and Fine Arts 2018 Newsletter

Borgia Gallery

Promoting the fine arts at Elms College for more than twenty five years, the Borgia Gallery seeks to expand and challenge our understanding of the world.

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