Studio Art

About Studio Art

The Department of Studio Art offers students an intensive exploration across a breadth of media and within a depth of discipline that allows students to prepare to be an artist, begin a career in the arts, continue their studies in graduate school, or become leaders and educators. Students gain skills and competencies, including team-based learning, technology, communication, aesthetic judgment, interdisciplinary and innovative approaches, critical analysis, and professional development throughout their program of study.

Seven Concentrations of Study

drawing and painting

metalsmithing and jewelry
new media arts


A studio art degree can prepare you to become an independent artist or enter fields such as graphic design, commercial art, teaching, or art therapy and more. Many artists work in fine- or commercial-art studios in office buildings, warehouses or lofts. Others work in private studios in their homes. Some artists share studio space, where they also may exhibit their work. We look forward to helping you embrace your talent and design your future.

B.F.A. in Studio Art

Throughout the B.F.A. curriculum, we support students’ intellectual and creative growth, fostering a strong studio practice and preparing students for a lifetime of accomplishment and meaningful contribution as culture creators.

Studio Art class in sessionEach studio concentration’s curriculum provides students with the development of skills and competencies, including the following.

Team-based learning,
Aesthetic judgment
Interdisciplinary and innovative approaches
Critical analysis, and
Professional development throughout their program of study

While in the College of Visual Arts and Design, B.F.A. students participate in arts research across disciplines and engage in the critical practice of the fine artist.

Our faculty are engaged artists and educators recognized nationally and internationally for their intellectual and creative research and work to ensure that students realize their potential while pursuing their passion.

Undergraduate Concentrations Entry Review
Studio Art Graduate Degrees
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Schedule of Classes 

Pre-Major — How to Become a Studio Art Major

The College of Visual Arts and Design has minimum academic requirements that each student must meet to be classified as a pre-major, in addition to the university admission requirements. For more information about the CVAD curriculum, please visit Curriculum Guides for Undergraduates Degrees and Minors

M.F.A. in Studio Art

Please refer to the main page for the M.F.A. in Studio Art.

Contact Information

Future undergraduate students: Send an email to

Currently enrolled undergraduate students: Contact a CVAD advisor on the CVAD Advising webpage.

Department of Studio Art: 940-369-7671 | | Art Building, Room 230 | Department Directory

Professor Gibbons with printmaking students