Our program provides unique opportunities for students to develop their creative and practical skills while exploring the theory, practice and history of art. In small class settings, our students customize their study of the visual arts through concentrations in ceramics, graphic design, illustration, interactive media arts, painting and photography.
Our students receive intensive individual attention, instruction and guidance from dedicated and talented professionals whose studio practice informs their teaching. We encourage students to pursue double or even triple concentrations, providing them with the flexibility and versatility sought by employers in the shifting sands of today’s job market.
Outside of the classroom, our students participate in internships that provide them with practical experience and prepare them to work professionally in the field.
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design for more than 30 years, our program provides excellent preparation for graduate work as well as careers in classrooms, design studios, galleries and museums.
Students applying for the studio art major are required to submit a portfolio of 1-5 pieces through their student status page. For help with your student status page, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life After Salve
A liberal arts-based degree in studio art provides a strong foundation for numerous career paths. While some graduates have become studio artists, regularly showing their work in reputable galleries and museums, others have gone on to successful careers in advertising, marketing and management, museum work and highly visible film and television enterprises such as MTV and PBS.
Our graduates have worked in nonprofits and public service, with the Peace Corps in Ghana, and as art therapists and teachers. Others have pursued advanced degrees or certificates in the arts and related fields.
Many alumni have double-majored or minored in business, marketing, psychology, English, cultural and historic preservation.