COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Studio Art

The Studio Art Program is a vibrant community of creative practice and interdisciplinary exchange. Students work closely with dedicated faculty who provide extensive training and mentorship. You, too, can be part of this learning environment that focuses on individualized education and provides an unparalleled level of engagement. This degree will prepare you to take on the complex challenges of the ever-changing art world and make you highly marketable for a wide range of career options.

BFA Studio Art Foundations

Our Foundations Program is the cornerstone of future student success. The comprehensive curriculum is based in the belief that technical skill and the ability to see visual elements in the world around us with heightened awareness should be developed in tandem with strong critical thinking skills and conceptual development. The Foundations courses expose students to the formal elements and principles of art and design in traditional and digital media. Students learn to communicate ideas in 2D, 3D, and 4D, while developing a work ethic that reflects integrity, a commitment to professional growth, and a strong network with their peers.

BFA Studio Art Professional Practices

Our Professional Practices curriculum is invested in preparing students for a variety of opportunities and occupations within the growing field of visual arts, whether they wish to pursue a graduate degree, seek careers in gallery, museum or non-profit organizations, arts education, arts administration, or work as a professional artist. Over a three-course sequence, students are exposed to resume building, critical arts writing, and develop a cohesive body of work in their chosen discipline. Our overall goal is to provide the tools necessary for students to become dynamic artists and critical thinkers.

Job Opportunities:

  • Professional Artist
  • K-12 Art Educator
  • Illustrator
  • Exhibitions Coordinator
  • Museum Conservator/Restorer
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Game Concept Designer
  • Design Fabricator
  • Film and Media Production
  • Photographer