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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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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.
The federal government predicts opportunities for talented and creative individuals.
The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to: