The Studio Arts major prepares students with effective application of the fundamental elements and principles of design, utilized in the visual arts. This major includes tracks in Studio Arts, Illustration/New Pictures, or Art History. The focus for Studio Art and illustration/New Pictures is on the development of tactile skills appropriate for each discipline ranging from computer skills, illustration techniques and theory, to drawing, painting, printmaking, metallurgy, and sculpture.
The Art History and Visual Studies track gives exposure to both western and non-western content with a modern and contemporary focus. Students are equipped with research, methodological, and critical skills as a platform for further development or base understanding.
The goal of the Studio Arts program is to graduate appropriately trained, competent artists, illustrators, and art historians, educated in traditional and contemporary media, grounded by historical and cultural knowledge, and instilled with a desire to explore the spiritual nature of art as and extension of faith.