Studio Art

Art both reflects and gives meaning to life. Those who are passionate about art understand that it isn’t a mere frivolity, but a necessity. The world needs more innovative artists to nurture hope while challenging modern society to confront the Big Questions in life.

If you’re ready to heed the call, consider an undergraduate or graduate degree in Studio Art. There are five disciplines to choose from:

  • 2D Studies
  • 3D & Extended Media
  • Illustration, Design and Animation
  • Photography, Video and Imaging
  • Interdisciplinary Practice (MFA only)

Our interdisciplinary curricula pay homage to the historical roots and developments across disciplines, while preparing students to push the boundaries of contemporary artistic thought and design methods. All Studio Art majors begin their journey with the First Year Experience, an engaging eight-week program with thematic workshop-structured art courses.

 

 

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2D Studies

Apply your passion to the page with two-dimensional studies in fine art. Our outstanding instructors encourage out-of-the-box creativity that leaps off the page and is as unique as you are. The school encourages specialization in one of two areas of emphasis: Painting & Drawing or Printmaking.

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3D & Extended Media

Communicate creatively through mediums such as ceramics, sculpture, performance art, installation art and new generation digital art practices. Learn from our experienced and supportive faculty members, and take advantage of multiple, fully equipped facilities to nurture your artistic growth and refine your artistic self-identity.

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Illustration, Design & Animation

Learn on the cutting-edge of the illustration, design, and animation field with an enriching variety of courses and other offerings, including internships, team projects in the greater community, field trips and study abroad programs. Explore the future of the field while developing a portfolio of work as you learn to use your artistic endeavors to convey meaning and support visual problem solving.

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Photography, Video & Imaging

Ranked No. 3 among public universities by U.S. News & World Report, our Photography, Video & Imaging program offers students expert faculty, cutting-edge facilities and an inspiring community to take their work to the next level. We offer studio courses in digital photography, traditional and non-silver darkroom techniques, video, hybrid digital/analog methods, performance, installation, and interactive and emergent image-forming technologies.

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Interdisciplinary Practice (MFA only)

Are you thinking of earning your MFA, but no specific program quite rings true for you? Not only is this acceptable, but it’s encouraged here. The MFA Interdisciplinary Practice Track is an ideal incubator for artists that engage multiple studio disciplines to develop their work.

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First Year Experience

All Studio Art majors at the School of Art will begin their journey with the First Year Experience. The program is an engaging variety of 8-week thematic workshop-structured art courses, designed as an experiential initiation into professional artistic practice, creative methodology and studio work ethic.

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Degrees and Courses

BA Studio Art: Provides a major for those students, who wish to develop and investigate a broad range of aesthetic, conceptual, and technical approaches. Download the BA Studio Art checklist.

BFA Studio Art: Provides a major for those students who plan to pursue studio art at the graduate level or as a professional in the field. You must pick an area of emphasis:

MFA Art: With Studio Art emphasis in 2D; 3D & Extended Media; Illustration, Design & Animation; Photography, Video & Imaging; or Interdisciplinary Practice.

Course descriptions

  • Undergraduate: ART and ARH (Art History) and ARE (Art Education)
  • Graduate: ART and ARH (Art History) and ARE (Art Education)

 

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Studio Art Minor

Are you planning to major in Art History or a different area of study altogether, but you still feel the insatiable urge to create? Consider declaring a minor in Studio Art as a means of expanding your creative problem-solving abilities. The minor in Studio Art is available with a concentration in 2D Studies; 3D and Extended Media; and Photography, Video & Imaging.

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