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College of Arts and Sciences

Studio Art at BC

boston college fine arts department

Students painting

The Studio Art major is designed both for the student artist and the student interested in art. Courses are offered in painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, filmmaking, and digital technology. These courses are conceived as an integral part of the University curriculum, and the Studio Art major provides a solid basis for continuing work in graduate school and art-related fields such as design, art criticism, teaching, conservation, art therapy, publishing, exhibition design, and advertising.

The Studio Art major provides students with an opportunity to develop the techniques, visual sensibility, and historical understanding necessary for working with various materials. An understanding and exploration of the meanings and ideas generated by the things we make, and an awareness of the satisfaction inherent in the process of "the making," are essential parts of the program. An integral part of the Studio Art major's undergraduate education is the Senior Project. Focused in their area of concentration, Senior Projects are exhibited on campus at the end of the academic year.

The minor in Studio Art offers students the opportunity to pursue a course of study in ceramics, painting, drawing, or photography. This curriculum of six courses is designed to encourage an in-depth investigation of one medium, rather than a generalized sampling of many.

Boston College Course Information and Schedule (select "College of Arts and Sciences" from "School" menu, and "ARTS – Studio Art" from "Subject" menu)

Students interested in the Studio Art Program can contact:

Andrew Tavarelli
Major Advisor
Devlin 414

Michael Mulhern
Minor Advisor
Devlin 428

Health and Safety in the Arts

Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our students and faculty. Please refer to the following resources for safe practices in the arts:

Safety Practices  – brochure for safety guidelines in the Fine Arts Studios. This is distributed to all studio art students at the beginning of classes.

Creating Art Safely – a video presentation of safe practices in the arts.

Boston College Environmental Health & Safety Office


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