Art Studio with minor

Art Studio 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.


The Bachelor of Arts Studio is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts degree, in which students are permitted to self-design the required suite of 42 studio electives around their interests in varying media within the School of Art. BA Studio Art Majors must complete a Minor Area Course of Study, two years of a foreign language, or five courses in American Sign Language. 


Students are presented with a broad range of facilities and opportunities while pursuing their BA in Art Studio such as:

  • All UA students enjoy membership privileges at the Akron Art Museum, which boasts a permanent collection of American and European art since 1850, a dynamic schedule of temporary exhibits, and a specialized art history library.
  • Art Studio students also have opportunities to curate shows in the Emily Davis Gallery, Projects Gallery and other exhibition spaces in Folk Hall.
  • Experience art objects in person, every day in the Emily Davis Gallery, the Akron Art Museum, or the numerous museums and galleries in Northeast Ohio.
  • Participate in lectures and museum trips sponsored by AHA, the Art History Association, UA’s official student art history club.
  • Work closely with faculty to develop and present research in undergraduate symposia.
  • Develop grant writing skills and earn funding to support travel and research by applying for Myers School of Art administered scholarships and grants. 
  • Travel with other Myers School students in the Student Arts League each spring to New York City.
  • Take advantage of exciting internship opportunities to gain real-world experience and build your resume.

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