Department of Art and Art History Studio Art

Undergraduate Program Overview

Rather than offering degrees in a single medium (such as painting or photography), the program offers two undergraduate degrees in Studio Art that each allows students to study across a broad range of mediums, including Painting + Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture + Extended Media, and Transmedia. Students who will benefit most from our studio art program are those interested in working creatively across multiple media and want to enroll in sequential levels of the various courses offered in the seven studio art areas. Students who desire to study in just one medium for an undergraduate degree may want to consider other studio art programs.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art

The BFA in Studio Art degree is a pre-professional degree that features 60 hours of studio art courses and 60 hours of general education courses. This degree is well suited for students who are primarily interested in developing their artistic skills to prepare for graduate study or for a professional career in the visual arts either as a practicing artist or in a related field.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Studio Art

The BA in Studio Art degree is structured more like a liberal arts degree, with 30 required hours of studio art courses and 90 hours of courses outside the major. This degree is well suited for students who have other academic interests and goals.