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Concentration in Studio Art at Albertus

Artists are creative, visually aware problem solvers who enjoy experimentation and are self-disciplined. The Studio Art concentration at Albertus Magnus College introduces students to the language of art and the exploration of a variety of media as a vehicle to express human thoughts, interests, attitudes, emotions, and ideas. Small, interactive classes nurture growth with personal style and expression, while encouraging individual excellence and the cooperative interchange of ideas among students. 

The Albertus Difference

What Makes Studio Art at Albertus Different?

Engaged
Students

  • Hands-on, experiential learning
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Emphasis on collaborative work

Great
Teaching

  • Personally invested professors
  • Small class sizes
  • Innovative, well-rounded programs
  • Resources and opportunities for research

Vibrant
Communities

  • Lively extracurricular activities
  • Campus-wide events
  • Service and community engagement

Successful
Outcomes

  • Active career counseling
  • Opportunity-building networks
  • Access to internships and professional experiences
Hands-On Learning

The Albertus Studio Art Degree Program

Students will carry an advantage in the art world upon graduation with a diverse portfolio of work containing original ideas as well as course work to show prospective employers. The theoretical side of the BA in Art will allow students to put their work into context, explain personal influences, interpret their thought process, choose themes, and analyze the selection of materials and techniques. A one-person art exhibition is required of each major in preparation for a career as an artist. Students are offered opportunities to explore possibilities in the art field and are encouraged to find a direction that will lead them toward a future in the art world.

Careers

Where Will Your Studio Art Degree take You?

The choices relating to a fine art career are very unique and individual. There are a variety of art-related careers in commercial, nonprofit, and government settings, as well as art teaching positions in the public schools to those who gain a teacher certification. Digital media is a constantly expanding field with opportunities for artists in the gaming, film, web design, animation, advertising, and interactive media fields. Understanding fundamental artistic elements like color, lines, and space in the classroom are transferable to a variety of sectors and jobs. Art students can take additional elective courses to prepare to teach, to develop strong computer skills, and to develop knowledge of business that can broaden their artist career. The role of the artist in society is unique, and a major in Studio Art can result in a rewarding career path.

Possible career paths with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art include:



Painter
Sculptor
Graphic Artist
Illustrator
Commercial Artist
Art Gallery Owner
Art Critic
Cartoonist
Curator
Interior Decorator
Greeting Card Artist
Billboard Artist/Sign Painter
Courses

Studio Art Courses

Upon completing the program of study in Art with a Concentration in Studio Art, students will:

  • Develop media based competency
  • Develop capacity for creative thinking
  • Strengthen written communication
  • Strengthen critical reading skill
  • Develop capacity for appreciating works of art

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Purposeful Vision & Direction

The Albertus Studio Art Degree Mission Statement

The mission of the Visual and Performing Arts Department is to educate our students to lead productive personal and professional lives and to prepare each student for a rewarding career in the fine arts. The Department of Visual and Performing Arts brings together the disciplines of Art, Music, and Dance, coordinating cultural endeavors wherever possible, for the enrichment of the Albertus student. Curricula combine the humanistic offerings of a Liberal Arts college with a broad and integrated training in the arts.


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