The Studio Art area is designed to help students develop skills, concepts, and creative sensitivities essential to the professional artist. There are two degree paths in the Studio Art area. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree is a comprehensive professional undergraduate degree that stresses high standards of performance.
- The BFA provides students with opportunities to develop technical competence in a chosen studio track and to broaden their knowledge of art in areas such as ceramics, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry design, painting, printmaking, or sculpture.
- The concentrated curricular structure of the BFA allows students to integrate knowledge and skill as it prepares them for the intellectual and cultural world of art/design or for graduate study.
- General studio tracks allow students to tailor the program to their particular needs in ceramics, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry design, painting, printmaking, or sculpture.
- The Graphic Design option of the BA degree program provides opportunities for students to develop the creative problem-solving and visual criticism skills that are needed in today's design environment. Students completing the graphic design option will find jobs in computer-aided design, desktop-publishing, promotional print publications, identity programs, packaging, and signage/information systems.