The Studio Art program offers several focuses. Students learn conceptually and practically about their area of study as they shape their skill. Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and take a variety of classes within each medium. They can also earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts within a specific focus. Areas include Ceramic Design, Fabric Design, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. Available courses include:
The Studio Art major provides the foundation for a variety of careers. Graduates have pursued careers as art agency ad directors, film animators, professional photographers and graphic designers.
There are many study abroad programs available for Studio Art majors. One of the most popular programs is at Florence University of the Arts.
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 and provides 100% funded field studies once a semester. These field studies allow students to observe and analyze artwork firsthand. Past destinations have included New York City, Vienna, Venice and Chicago.
The Martin Museum of Art is inside the art building. Besides its permanent collection, the Martin hosts gallery talks and annual student and studio art faculty exhibitions. The Martin also showcases guest artists.
Studio Art students can live at the Fine Arts Living-Learning Center in North Village. Living-Learning Centers are housing opportunities designed to place students of common interests together.