The Studio Art program offers several focuses. Students learn conceptually and practically about their area of study as they shape their skill. Students can either earn a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and take a variety of classes within each medium or a Bachelor of Fine Arts within a specific focus including: Ceramics, Fabric Design, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. Courses available include:
- Acrylic Painting
- Fabric Surface Design
- Figure Drawing
- Digital Media for Graphic Design
There are many study abroad programs available for Studio Art majors, one of the most popular being at Florence University of the Arts. The Studio Art major provides the foundation for a variety of careers including art agency ad director, film animator, professional photographer and graphic designer.
The Department of Art also offers a unique program for Art History and Studio Art majors. The Allbritton Art Institute focuses on 19th and 20th century European and American artists. The program provides fully funded field studies once a semester in order that students might observe and analyze artwork firsthand. Past destinations have included New York City, Vienna, Venice and Chicago.
The Martin Museum of Art is located inside the art building. In addition to its permanent collection, the Martin hosts gallery talks and showcases guest artists, along with annual student and studio art faculty exhibitions.
Art History students have the opportunity to live at the Fine Arts Living-Learning Center in North Village, along with other Fine Arts students. Living-Learning Centers are residence halls where students of common academic or extracurricular interests live together.
For more information: Studio Art, View Student Work