Studio Art (BFA)
About the Program
This program is intended for students who want to combine a studio art practice with a liberal arts education. This is the professional degree for an artist or a solid foundation for entry into a graduate program in art. There are a number of opportunities for artists to work in the following media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, pottery and crafts.
What Makes the Program Distinctive?
Students have the opportunity to take a number of media to the advanced level and truly experience the depth of the field. Students are limited only by their own imagination. In this program, students have had solo art exhibits, attended Masters of Fine Arts and taught at the college level. For the past seven years, 100% of the C-SC students that graduated with an art degree are hired in their field. Numerous students have continued their education and acquired Masters and Doctorates in art at the college level.
Beyond the Classroom
Student Run Clubs: Art Club, National and Missouri Art Education Association, AIGA Student Group
Honor Societies: Kappa Pi
Professional Experiences: All majors are required to complete an internship.
Travel-Study Courses: Arts Abroad course to Europe offered every 2 years.
Service Learning: Kappa Pi (each student does 20 hours of volunteer work)
Creative Expression: Students are encouraged to enter work in student and professional art shows, accept comissions and complete a major body of work in the Art & Design Senior Capstone course.
Scenery and Set Design
THE C-SC EXPERIENCE
Research & Innovation
Together these forms of experiential learning create an exceptional education for C-SC students, preparing them to excel both personally and professionally.
AT A GLANCE
Can you minor in this program?
Emphasis within the major:
Students develop a personal vision, advanced levels of technique and a drive for creative exploration in a variety of artistic mediums.
Popular second major:
Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Psychology, Theater, Business
For more information, contact:
Debra Myers, M.F.A.
Chair, Art & Design Department
Senior Lecturer in Art
Curator of Mabee Art Gallery