Studio Art Major

The Studio Art program promotes the development of creative inquiry, expression of ideas, and critical thinking. Through the use of traditional and new materials and techniques, students increase skills of visual expression and problem-solving. Through art-making, discussions, readings, writings, and museum and gallery visits, students expand their understanding of visual art and its process, while gaining analytical skills and factual knowledge to aid their perception of art and the world around us.

Students who take Studio Art core courses (10- and 100-level) will be able to:

  • Demonstrate development of creative capacities.
  • Apply factual knowledge about visual art (terminology, classifications, methods, trends).
  • Apply course material to improve problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of visual art.

Students who take upper-level Studio Art core courses (200- and 300- level) will be able to:

  • Demonstrate continued development of creative capacities and an artistic voice.
  • Apply increased factual knowledge about visual art (terminology, classifications, methods, trends).
  • Apply course material to improve problem solving skills.
  • Apply fundamental principles and theories about visual art.

For a 30-credit major in studio art, students complete the following:

Select one of the following Drawing courses:3
Introduction to Drawing
Introduction to Figure Drawing
Experiments in Drawing
Introduction to Digital Tools in Art Making
From Drawing to Painting
Select six additional Studio Art courses18
Select one Art History course3
SA 0299Advanced Projects Seminar3
SA 0301Exhibition Seminar3
Total Credits30