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Studio Art

Studying Studio Art at Stetson University will give students the opportunity to advance their artistic voice, expand their technical skills, and explore new creative frontiers while being exposed to topics beyond their major. They also have 24/7 access to the studios on campus with a plentiful amount of time to create and develop their techniques.

Why Studio Art at Stetson University?

Studio Art gives students the opportunity to develop artistic skills with the benefits of a liberal arts education. They receive personalized attention, professional critiques and guidance from faculty who are professional artists themselves with a range of talents and professional experience. Our faculty chooses to practice their craft at Stetson because they value working one-on-one with undergraduate students who share their passion for art.

Students will develop personal styles and direction on a strong foundation in technique, design principles, historical tradition and contemporary artistic theories. Specific strengths in this track include painting, drawing, mixed media, ceramics and sculpture.

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Erin McCollum

"My professors and mentors in the Art Department noted my established skill as an artist and worked with me as an individual to make sure I was excelling and producing pieces to my personal standards. I was also given thematic freedom in my pieces, which I believe is optimal for creative expression."

Erin McCollum '16 Art, Design Lead at AOA

Makeda Smith

"People do not buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe."

Makeda Smith '15 Arts minor, explaining the need to search for fulfillment above just going to school and getting a job — "prioritizing passion as a priority"

Career Outcomes

With a degree in Studio Art, you have plenty of opportunities at building a career as a:

  • Graphic designer
  • Professional artist
  • Concept artist
  • Teacher or professor

Some of our alumni have successful jobs at various companies, organizations and universities, including

  • Atlantic Center for the Arts
  • Cummer Museum
  • Maurine Littleton Gallery
  • Electronic Arts
  • Stetson University
  • Universal Studios Orlando Resort
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Students must meet General Education Requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.


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