Art Studio, part of the Department of Art and Art History at UC
Davis, offers B.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Studio Art.
See Academics for
details about our courses of study for undergraduates and
For faculty, staff, and graduate student directories, as well as
alumni information, see our People section.
Find details on current activities and our Visiting Artist
Lecture Series on the News
& Events pages.
Check our Resources pages for
information about our facilities.
The Art Studio Program
The Art Studio program is designed to deliver a broad range of
hands-on studio practices to the art major. Areas of focus
include painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, ceramics,
printmaking, and time-based media. Students are encouraged to
explore a broad range of disciplines and are expected to take
advantage of beginning classes which provide a critical
introduction to the research possibilities within the major. In
addition to studio classes, students may participate in a
distinguished visiting artist lecture series, professional
practice seminars, student exhibitions, competitions and
Spaces include the Basement Gallery, run by undergraduate
students who schedule exhibitions there featuring student work.
The Richard L. Nelson Gallery is now closed and the Jan
Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art (Shrem Museum) is
projected to open in November 2016.
Art Studio gives out its annual undergraduate awards and
scholarships during the winter quarter (see awards list below).
Students in the Art Studio major may submit a portfolio and
application online. Art Studio faculty will review applications
and submit votes for each category and a show will be held
during winter quarter to display the work of
all finalists. The final voting process will not
conclude until after the show. Click links at right to
download the application form and submission instructions.
Your support is vital to keeping our many programs alive at the Department of Art and Art History. Contribute to General Support, or to specific funds for Art Studio and Art History, via credit card online. To donate by check, please contact our business manager, Nancy Louks.
Faculty offices and studios are mostly located in the Art
Building. Our seminar room, critique spaces, and mail/copy
room are on the first floor. Undergraduate advising offices are
in 101 Art Building. See the Resources section for shop and
lab locations, and more about our facilities.