Designed for fluidity, the Studio Art major allows you to explore a variety of mediums, develop your artistic voice, and pursue the artistic avenues best-suited to your creative gifts. Our core art courses build a solid foundation in the main branches of visual art, examining both contemporary art strategies and art history. Classes include 2D and 3D mediums, printmaking, painting, drawing, photography, screen printing, casting, woodworking, sculpture, and ceramics.
In addition to studying and practicing art, you’ll be introduced to the world of art exhibitions, galleries, and commissions as you share your artwork outside the studio. Studio Art majors refine their artistic skills and develop their personal style, while learning the ins and outs of the art world from practicing artists.
Students pursuing a Studio Art 2D BFA, Studio Art 3D BFA, or a BA/BS degree spend their senior year creating a body of work that will be displayed in the Modelle Metcalf gallery on campus. Throughout your time at Taylor, you will have opportunities to sell your work, gain commissions, and win awards.
A BFA in Studio Art 2D or Studio Art 3D allows students to go deep into art, with a focus on a practical studio component, rather than on lecture or discussion classes. Students take 14 additional credits of art classes, with no foreign language requirement. A Studio Art BFA offers a competitive edge in the job market, and it’s seen as a gateway degree to a Master of Fine Arts. According to the Wall Street Journal, students who earn a BFA degree have relatively high income levels, job prospects, and levels of job satisfaction.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.
Taylor's 2D and 3D Studio Art degree programs will prepare you for a successful career in art, but practical work experience doesn't need wait until after graduation. Here's a partial list of places where our students have completed practicums, internships, or residencies:
One of the biggest questions you may be asked when you tell people you're looking into majoring in any art field is: "What are you going to do with that?" We're here to tell you - the possibilities are endless! Here's a sample of industries and places our students have worked post graduation: