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Majoring in Art Studio involves the study and production of 2-D, 3-D, photographic and graphic art. Whether you specialize in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, digital art, illustration or printmaking, you’ll be prepared for a variety of careers in the art world as you take 56 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Studio Art combines the best of a small private university with the vibrant art community of the Twin Cities area. Students are prepared to excel through working hard in the context of close mentorships with faculty. Students network with art professionals and come to know contemporary trends in art. Successful students have futures in a variety of art-centered careers, or in graduate school.
Studio Art majors produce an exhibition and portfolio of their best work, informed by their knowledge of contemporary art as well as by western and non-western art history. They are verbally and visually fluent in their chosen medium.
View Art Studio required courses on our academic catalog website.
You’ll also keep it real beyond the classroom, as student artwork is showcased in campus galleries throughout the year—and as a senior you will present your own solo exhibition. Because we design our art studio program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering a career as a visual artist, graphic/web designer, illustrator, art director, gallery owner, liturgical artist, community arts organizer, art teacher or other art-related professional.