Department of Art

Studio Arts

The Studio Art area is designed to help students develop skills, concepts, and creative sensitivities essential to the professional artist.

In Studio Arts — Ceramics, Drawing, Metalsmithing/Jewelry, Oil Painting, Watercolor, Intaglio, Lithography, Silkscreen, Sculpture, and Graphic Design .

There are two degree paths in the Studio Art area.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree is a comprehensive professional undergraduate degree that stresses high standards of performance.

  • The BFA provides students with opportunities to develop technical competence in a chosen studio track and to broaden their knowledge of art in areas such as ceramics, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry design, painting, printmaking, or sculpture.
  • The concentrated curricular structure of the BFA allows students to integrate knowledge and skill as it prepares them for the intellectual and cultural world of art/design or for graduate study.

The Bachelor of Arts in Art (BA) degree is a broad based, well-rounded liberal arts degree.

  • General studio tracks allow students to tailor the program to their particular needs in ceramics, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry design, painting, printmaking, or sculpture.
  • The Graphic Design option of the BA degree program provides opportunities for students to develop the creative problem-solving and visual criticism skills that are needed in today's design environment. Students completing the graphic design option will find jobs in computer-aided design, desktop-publishing, promotional print publications, identity programs, packaging, and signage/information systems.