Why Study Studio Art?

An education in Studio Art provides a solid foundation in any field that requires imagination, visual intelligence, and technical skills. Our recent graduates have gone on to professional lives in everything from architecture to medicine, from the non-profit sector to the armed forces. Artistic training encourages the creativity and habits of reflection necessary for the development of the whole person. As a department, we are artists committed to the formation of a just and humane society that values personal expression. We teach the creative process that enables our students to not only advance ideas, but manifest them.

The Studio Art program provides students with opportunities to investigate our cultures and themselves in a tight-knit department of makers. Our small classes create a strong sense of community while emphasizing the individual. We believe that our students thrive being in an encouraging and non-judgmental environment which prioritizes experimentation and rigorous practice. Through the exploration of painting, drawing, photography, design, mixed media, video, ceramics and digital media, students are encouraged to connect their interests, experience, and other fields of study with their studio practice.