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B.F.A. Studio Art and Design

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Shape Your Artistic Passion

If you are passionate about your art and want to share it, develop the creative and professional skills you need for today’s global art community. Shape your craft with intensive faculty instruction and studio work, and focus on your choice of painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media or drawing. This program culminates in a public exhibition of your work on campus.

Fast Facts

  • Four-year professional degree program.
  • Students must apply for admission into the professional program (junior and senior years) after successful completion of the preprofessional program (freshman and sophomore years).
  • Intensive studio training, personal faculty instruction, and collaborative, real-world experiences.
  • Continuous interaction with professional artists and designers provides industry insight and networking opportunities.
  • Graphic designer
  • Information designer
  • Studio artist
  • Digital photographer
  • Advertising artist/designer
  • Illustrator
  • Technical illustrator
  • Web designer
  • Billboard artist/sign painter
  • Art director
  • Greeting card artist
  • Police/courtroom artist
  • Mural/public artist
  • Printmaker


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages for
Graphic Designers.
Degree Roadmap Students who graduate with a degree in Studio Art and Design will complete 120 required credits toward their degree. Download a PDF of the requirements.
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Studio Art and Design, we recommend you:
  • have an interest in graphic design, interactive design, digital imaging, painting, mixed media
  • take courses in humanities, languages, and social sciences courses in high school
  • appreciate and have a broad-based knowledge of art

Professional Fee

per semester

Applies to full-time students, or those registered for a minimum of 12 credits. Confused? We've got an answer for you.

Technical Fee

per semester

This fee partially supports personnel as well as the equipment, tools and supplies that are available for our majors to utilize within their class work.
Scholarships The College of Art and Architecture awards more than $42,000 in scholarships each year. There are many scholarship opportunities to explore
Get Involved
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Internships Our strong industry connections create opportunities for internships with regional firms and other organizations. Our students have completed internships at:

  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Libraries
  • Public schools (teaching practicum required for art education majors)
  • Public agencies
  • Private firms in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design or graphic design
  • Art nonprofits
  • Community centers

Get involved with our clubs on campus. More information about our clubs and ways to get in touch are available here.

  • American Institute of Architecture Students
  • American Institute of Graphic Artists
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Freedom by Design
  • Integrated Designers, Educators, and Artists
  • National Association of Educators of Art
  • New World Design Build
  • Student Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture
  • Student Congress of Art & Architecture
  • Visual Arts Community
  • Tau Sigma Delta - Honor Society