Department of Art and Art History Studio Art

Division of Studio Art

Our Studio Art program is committed to the development of contemporary artists who are not only proficient makers, but also curious and inquisitive observers, critical thinkers, and resourceful self-initiators. Students in the Studio Art program benefit from small class sizes and well-equipped facilities, the numerous offerings of a tier one research university, and active relationships with the larger arts communities in Austin and beyond.

Rather than being limited to study in a single disclipline, students explore media in and across multiple disciplines, including Painting & Drawing, Photography, Print, Sculpture & Extended Media, and Transmedia (video, digital, performance). Professionally active faculty and a rotation of visiting practitioners help students draw connections between their own work and contemporary and historical themes, while the academic offerings of the wider university enrich students' knowledge of the broader contexts in which art is made and understood.