Color Our World

Studio art prepares you to creatively contribute to society and to take part in the cultural conversations in our world. As a studio artist, you will not only beautify the world but create thoughtful dialog, encourage further exploration, highlight injustice, and spark thinking. Many artists go on to teach classes, conduct workshops, and become art critics or consultants for nonprofits and collectors. Many others go on to earn their Masters in Fine Art.

The C-SC Difference

You’ll have the opportunity to join an International Collegiate Art Honors Society, along with an active art club, Mosaic. You will have the opportunity to show your work in the college gallery and to exhibit in local, regional, and national juried shows. Many of our students win awards and go on to become successful artists or continue on to graduate school. There is an Arts Abroad course that travels to Europe every two years to allow you to see firsthand art developed over the centuries. Each senior participates in a senior capstone show that focuses on a unified body of work. You also learn from award-winning, exhibiting artists who will be your teachers in the classroom.

My professor was always encouraging me. She would give us all kinds of opportunities to experience what it’s like to be an artist. When I’m making art, I don’t think about what it means to anybody but me. I’m not thinking about how I should explain it to other people, but my professor would have us practice our artist statements and then get peer reviews on them. That was really helpful.

– Amanda Brown ’18

Art Galleries & Venues

Alexander Campbell Auditorium

Alexander Campbell Auditorium

Alexander Campbell Auditorium is a proscenium theatre built in 1966 with a seating capacity of more than 900. The auditorium is used for musicals and larger theatre productions.

Mabee Gallery

Mabee Art Gallery

The Mabee Art Gallery can be found on the main level of the Herrick Foundation Center. The gallery extends up into a second story balcony overlooking the main floor which features the center jump circle from the original basketball court previously housed in the building. The gallery hosts shows from renowned regional and national artists, faculty exhibits, and student honor and senior shows.

Mabee Little Theatre

Mabee Little Theatre

Mabee Little Theatre is a flexible seating "Black Box" experimental theatre, used for theatre department productions and student-directed productions. It is housed in the lower level of the Alexander Campbell Auditorium.

Merillat Recital Hall

Merillat Recital Hall

Merillat Recital Hall is a 225-seat area used for the opera workshop, student recitals, and other events.

What can I do with a Studio Art Degree?

Art direction
Gallery ownership
Medical illustration
Fashion design
Art curator
Multimedia artist
Digital artist

Our curriculum assures you will have a professional internship to prepare you for your first career position.

Beyond the Classroom

  • Student Experiences
    • Visit regional art galleries and museums
    • Assist in preparing shows of well-known artists in our on-campus art gallery
    • Mosaic – photography, design and art club
    • AIGA student art group
  • Professional Experiences
    • Exploratory and professional internships
    • Travel Study courses to study the Arts in Europe
    • Presenting your own gallery of work
    • Begin selling your own artwork as an undergraduate

Information About Our Minors

You may also wish to add a minor in Graphic Design, Communications, English, Marketing, Music or Theatre.