Get Your Studio Art Degree

This degree provides you with many opportunities in the studio and in academic classes. You'll create, study, and experience the visual arts from diverse cultural sources, historical periods, and media. We'll work with you to demonstrate competence in a number of art and/or design techniques and establish an emphasis in at least one specific studio area with foundation-level skills.

Studio Art Program Highlights 

  • Applicants can submit an original portfolio to be considered for art scholarships.
  • Our facilities include studios, darkrooms, framing and exhibition labs, and computer labs aimed at giving our students access to industry-standard technology and software.
  • The Goodall Gallery often features exhibitions of contemporary art, including student works.
  • The art department’s faculty are regionally and nationally recognized artists and scholars.

Modality & Benefits

Get a traditional college experience with lively in-person classroom discussions and close proximity to your professors, mentors, and best friends. 

Start Dates: 

January & August  

  • Semester-Based Timeline
  • Face-to-Face Instruction (some Online options)
  • In-Person Office Hours & Support
  • Relationships & Networking
  • Extracurriculars & Immersive Campus Experience

Studio Art Curriculum

Major & Minor Requirements

Popular Studio Art Classes

  • Issues in Contemporary Art
    Analyze and interpret the non-verbal language and contemporary issues of art or design.
  • History of Art: Ancient to Renaissance
    Recognize major achievements in the history of art, including the works and intentions of leading artists in the past and present.
  • Senior Exhibit 
    Prepare a selection of her senior studio products for exhibition.


Scholarships are based on a review of an applicant’s portfolio of original artwork. Art faculty are looking for evidence of basic skills, a strong work ethic, and a personal voice. Portfolios should include 8-10 works of the student’s choice and may be in a variety of media or all in one or two media.

Works do not need to be polished, nor is it necessary to mat or frameworks. Inclusion of a sketchpad is optional. Once we have received all portions of your admissions application and portfolio we will contact you with feedback.

To submit your portfolio, either:

  1. Submit by Email
    You may submit a portfolio by e-mail or provide a website that displays an appropriate selection of your works.
  2. Meet with Faculty (virtually)
    We believe this is the best option for your work to be reviewed. We encourage you to schedule a meeting with the faculty for a review of your work. 

To submit via email or schedule a time to set up a virtual meeting with faculty, please contact Dr. David McCracken, Dean of Arts and Humanities.

Diverse & Exciting Career Opportunities

Artists and designers can apply their skills in many fields with a bachelor's degree, including print and visual media, product packaging, industrial design, fashion, and crafts and fine art. These positions offer a median annual wage of $50,000 to $75,000 (BLS).

Start a Career in the Arts

  • Teachers
  • Practicing Artists
  • Graphic Designers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Museum Workers

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Student Experiences

Student Experiences

"We are excited to personally help students enhance their craft and grow in technical disciplines."

Dr. David McCracken

Dean, Division of Arts & Humanities


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