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The studio arts minor is a fusion of making art, conceptual thinking and entrepreneurial training. You will explore how to create visible manifestations of what you see, think, imagine or feel. Studio Arts is a way of influencing culture and making the world a better place for others through what you create.

Your program of studies includes drawing, design, color theory and the choice of concentrations in ceramics, painting, printmaking, drawing and sculpture. You will also study art theory and art history as a way of understanding more deeply how art making is changing and influencing culture. We also have individual 10’ x 12’ private studio spaces available for all studio majors.


ART 101 – Ideation/Interpretation
DES 101 – Design Fundamentals

ART 111 – Empirical Drawing
ART 133 – Color
ART 241 – Ceramics I
ART 251 – Sculpture I


In our facilities, students have access to using a personal studio space to help cultivate your talents and propel you on a path to success. We have had students hold internships with professional artists and galleries to gain valuable professional experience.


A Studio Arts major serves as a basis for a career in the growing art world. Artists can choose to work independently or within the larger setting of museums, galleries, archives, educational institutions, libraries, small businesses, or corporations. Many artists are choosing to work within technology and media firms in image creation and product design roles such as:

– Fine Art Painters
– Fine Art Sculptors
– Fine Art Illustrators
– Glass Blowers

– Set & Exhibit Designers

– Multimedia Artists
– Animators

Art Teacher
– Art Directors
– Graphic Designers
– Photographers

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