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Studio Art

A studio art major in paint-splattered clothing paints on a large colorful canvas in an art studio.

Interested in a studio art major? 

Studio art students explore and create using the language of two- and three-dimensional form, space and time in various media and technologies, including ceramics, electronic arts and intermedia, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. 

There are two degree programs in studio art for undergraduate students. The bachelor of arts in studio art is a liberal arts program. The bachelor of fine arts in studio art is a professional program for students who anticipate careers in the practice of art or design or who plan on graduate study in those fields.


Graduates in studio art pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of art, design, creative technologies and communication.

Alumni work at: 

  • Team Detroit
  • Chrysler Corporation
  • Walt Disney World Resort 
  • Redhead Design Studio
  • Weber Shandwick
  • Center for Regional Economic Innovation
  • Schawk
  • Clarke Advertising and Public Relations

Alumni work as: 

  • Artists
  • Social media managers
  • Marketing specialists
  • Photographers
  • Graphic designers
  • Art directors
  • Gallery managers
  • Development coordinators

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