Studio Art students engage in a wide range of experiences through a studio-oriented program of study that is the most flexible of all of the art and design programs and that is supported by exposure to the liberal arts and experiential learning opportunities. Studio Art Majors can choose from four concentrations: 2D: Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking; 3D Ceramics; Intermedia or Art Education. In addition to the B.F.A. requirements, students learn color theory, figure drawing, and photography, and they focus in one of the following areas: 2-D, 3-D, digital and time-based art, or interdisciplinary studies. Finally, students choose additional art elective courses of personal interest. These courses include but are not limited to advanced painting, sculpture, bookmaking, and printmaking. Studio art students may also take graphic design, interior design, and photography courses as their art electives. All courses are delivered in a state-of-the-art facility with access to the latest technology and three galleries that provide venues for visiting professional artists and students to exhibit their work.
Through their coursework and internship experiences, Studio Art students become professionally engaged. They are introduced to museum and gallery practices, exhibition design, marketing techniques, the roles of curators and art directors, traditional and digital portfolio development, and employment and graduate school options.
Recent Studio Art Internship sites include:
Addison Gallery of American Art
Arlington Art Center
Art Space, Inc.
Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine
Laconia High School
Marblehead Arts Association
Medicine Wheel Productions
The Parrish Art Museum
Peabody Essex Museum
Ridgefield High School - Visual Arts Department
The Revolving Museum
Sotheby’s Art Auction