Studio Art

Major/Minor

Refine your artistic skills and develop your personal style, while learning the ins and outs of the art world from practicing artists.

In this program, you will . . .

  • build a solid foundation in the main branches of visual art
  • study contemporary art and art history
  • share your work outside the studio through art exhibitions, galleries, and commission work

You'll experiment with two- and three-dimensional art forms, including . . . 

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Metalworking
  • Woodworking

The studio art major allows students to pursue the artistic avenue(s) best suited to their creative gifts.

Students choose their art electives (a minimum of six courses) from a host of classes in . . .

  • Two-dimensional art: drawing, painting, printmaking (relief, screen, intaglio, litho)
  • Three-dimensional art: sculpture, metalworking, woodworking, ceramics (hand-built and wheel throwing)
  • Photography: film and darkroom, portraiture, photojournalism, commercial and experimental photography

Studio art students spend their senior year creating a collection of work that is displayed in galleries on and off campus. Throughout their time at Taylor, they have opportunities to sell their work and gain commissions.

The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs studio art requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum.