Art Studio Program
The Art Studio Major provides the knowledge and experience necessary for a broad understanding of the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. The major does not require a background in art or submission of a portfolio. For the beginning student, the major offers an introduction to visual methodologies through drawing, sculpture, and art history. Students may then advance to upper division coursework and specialization in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, video production, media arts, as well as theory and criticism.
Graduates of the Studio Art Program attend prestigious post-baccalaureate and graduate programs in studio art. Alumni often go on to develop professional studio practices. Commitment to the development of one’s studio work leads to exhibition opportunities as well as accomplishments in the realm of fellowships, commissions, collaborations, and a host of other professional projects and opportunities. For the student wishing to explore additional arts-related trajectories, in the private or public sector, a studio arts education provides a strong foundation for careers and/or graduate work in K-12 art education, art therapy, arts administration, curatorial studies, set design, architecture, culinary arts, design, film, animation, art criticism/journalism among others.