Gianna Commito - Professor of Painting
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, Print Media and Photography, Sculpture and Expanded Media, and Textiles.
Students work with traditional and non-traditional materials while learning contemporary art concepts. Our state-of-the-art facilities are located under one roof, including a new school-wide digital fabrication studio called the ARTech 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. The School of Art offers B.F.A. and B.A. degrees in Studio Art.
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 is a pre-professional degree that 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 are educated in the major achievements and achievers in the history of art and extensively study contemporary art forms and their underlying theories. They also learn 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 a more generalized course of study for students who desire a solid foundation in the visual arts within a liberal arts curriculum to pursue arts-related careers. This degree also affords students the opportunity to pursue a minor.