Studio Art

Studio Art Fundamentals

Students who earn a B.A. in Studio Art gain a comprehensive knowledge of the visual arts. The program provides a broad knowledge of studio practice in different disciplines, a fundamental understanding of Western cultural history, and a solid foundation in the liberal arts and humanities.

Students in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at UA may also earn a Bachelor of Arts in:

  • Art Education
  • Art History

Students also have the option to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts, which provides comprehensive preparation for professional practice in one of the following areas:

  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Metalsmithing
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Our Faculty

  • are practicing artists, designers and scholars
  • place a premium on personal attention and excellent advising
  • work side-by-side with students to help turn aspirations into accomplishments

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Experience

The Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, located in Folk Hall, offers 70,000 square feet of learning space — enabling students to explore new areas of creative research and ensuring that their professional skills are cutting edge. Well-equipped studios are devoted to:

  • ceramics
  • commercial photography
  • computer imaging
  • drawing
  • illustration
  • metalsmithing
  • painting
  • photography
  • sculpture
  • two-dimensional design
  • three-dimensional design

Folk Hall also is home to the Emily Davis Art Gallery, which showcases art and design of regional, national and international significance as well as student, juried student and scholarship exhibitions.

In addition, art majors benefit from the visiting artists and lecture series sponsored by the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art.

Real World Experience

Students are encouraged to participate in co-op programs and internships. In recent years, students have participated in co-op and internship programs at such diverse sites as:

  • Disney World
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • advertising agencies
  • design studios

Art Student Organizations

  • Student Art League
  • Design x Nine

Curriculum Guide


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School of Art

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Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A B.A. in Studio Art prepares students to pursue a career in a specific area of the visual arts, such as painting, ceramics or graphic arts, or work in arts administration, museums, libraries, publishing or teaching.

Career Outlook

The federal government predicts opportunities for talented and creative individuals.

Career Center

The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • Career Resource Library
  • co-op/internships
  • computer stations for resume writing and employment research
  • UA Career Fairs

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