The Studio Art major offers abundant opportunities for students to work in a variety of media with guidance from our talented faculty. Studio concentrations include ceramics, drawing, glass, jewelry/metals/enameling, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.
Students work with traditional and non-traditional materials while learning contemporary art concepts. Additionally, a new school-wide digital fabrication studio is accessible to all majors. Students are encouraged to work across disciplines and employ a contemporary approach to art making, helping them define what it means to be an artist and a maker in the 21st century. Undergraduate degrees are outlined below. Please see our Studio Art Graduate Program page for more information on our M.F.A. and M.A. degree offerings.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art prepares students to function in a variety of artistic roles. Specifically, the goals of the program are to develop technical skills, competence in the use of media, artistic sensibility and responsiveness to aesthetic form. Students must know the major achievements and achievers in the history of art and must understand contemporary art forms and their underlying theories. They must also be able to assess the quality of works of art and the intellectual value of contemporary theory and criticism.
The more general Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art degree is for students who do not wish to pursue making art as a profession but desire a solid foundation and breadth in the visual arts, within a liberal arts curriculum, for arts-related careers and to become a well-informed arts supporter and consumer.