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 graduate students.
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 internships.
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.