The studio art program offers three paths of study: Bachelor of Fine Arts major (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Arts major (B.A.) and a minor. In all three paths of study, students develop the conceptual, formal and technical skills necessary to create and analyze their work and the work of others. The program seeks to develop students’ creative and critical thinking skills, which are paramount in any well-rounded career preparation plan.
In an environment conducive to interdisciplinary exploration of the arts and technology, courses in all media stress the development of creative problem-solving, research and reflection. The program focuses on cultivating students’ sense of curiosity, expressive artistic processes and understanding of inventive visual art solutions. The studio art faculty believe that an understanding of historical perspectives, knowledge of contemporary trends and the employment of interdisciplinary approaches are important mechanisms that move students toward becoming intellectually vibrant individuals and artists. Many studio art majors choose to pursue a minor area of study as well (such as business administration, education or graphic design), which prepares them well for a broad range of internship and career opportunities in allied fields.
In addition to studio art, the School of Arts & Sciences offers B.F.A. and B.A. degrees in graphic design, as well as minors in art history, studio art and graphic design. Our school supports performance and production opportunities in dance, music and theater, which are allied arts and vital components of the larger collegiate environment. (Please reference other specific catalog headings for graphic design, dance, music and theater for more information about these areas of study.)
Degrees and Certificates
Studio Art: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),Bachelor of Arts
Studio Art: Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.),Bachelor of Fine Arts
Studio Art Minor,Minor
These courses offer students in-depth study of topics in art that are not part of the regularly scheduled course offerings. The topics are announced before registration.