Art & Digital Media Department

Studio Art Majors

Bachelor of Science in Studio Art

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Studio Art degree offers a balance of courses between the traditional art media areas required by the major and the liberal arts courses required by the Marist College common core.

The program provides a broad and carefully structured series of courses organized to enable students to broaden their understanding, aesthetic awareness, and technical abilities in the studio arts. It also stresses the concepts and historical background that have determined the way in which traditional art media have evolved. In addition, this comprehensive program encourages an awareness of art in relationship to other areas; provide art students with the opportunity to participate in internships and take related courses in other disciplines; and offers students an opportunity to develop their portfolios in preparation for graduate studies.

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art: Studio Art

The concentration in Studio Art is designed to combine a broad-based training in the visual arts with a traditional liberal arts education. After gaining a solid foundation in design, drawing, and art history, each student specializes in one of five tracks:

  • Digital Media
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Photography

Students also select additional elective studio courses, such as Basic Sculpture and Book-Making to broaden their knowledge of the visual arts. The BA in Fine Arts: Studio is a good choice for students who are planning to double-major, have multiple minors, transfer students, or students who are interested in an extensive exploration of the liberal arts.

Faculty and Class Size

The art faculty is composed of full-time and visiting art professionals who are committed to creating a nurturing but challenging environment in which students can explore, experiment, and develop their own personal visions. Students can expect a great deal of personal attention. Studio classes are never larger than 20 students, with enrollment in most limited to 15.