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Stetson University's Art program offers two tracks of academic focus: studio art and art history. Students are exposed to topics beyond their major in both tracks. They also have 24/7 access to the studios on campus with a plentiful amount of time to create and develop their techniques.

Why Art at Stetson University?

Art History

The Art History track has students immersing themselves in a wide variety of forms from across the ages and around the world. They dive into art from an array of periods, including German Expressionism and Russian Avant Garde, as well as styles such as transgressive art and graphic novels.

Students also have the chance to learn about the legal issues surrounding art and receive the opportunity to gain firsthand experience with museum operations and collection-management practices.

Studio Art

The Studio Art track 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.

Learn more about the Department of Creative Arts.

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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 either studio art or art history, you have plenty of opportunities at building a career as a:

  • Graphic designer
  • Professional artist
  • Concept artist
  • Museum professional (registrar, director, curator)
  • Art historian
  • 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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  • Gary Bolding, MFA, Brooklyn College
  • Luca Molnar, MFA, New York University
  • Kathryn Baczeski, MFA, Indiana University

Students must meet General Education Requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.

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