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.
For advising on major requirements, see The Arts Group Advising
Center. Advising drop-in hours are 9-12pm M-F. Appointments
are scheduled from 1-4pm M-F. Click here to
schedule an appointment. Check-in for drop-ins or appointments is
in Art room 101.
How to prepare for an advising appointment
Develop a system to organize your paper and computer files
related to advising so that you can find them easily and be
prepared to take notes.
Bring any advising related documents: forms, petitions, Dean’s
Office Contracts and previous study plans.
Spend time thinking about questions that you want to ask or
topics that you want to discuss. Bring these to your appointment.
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.