Bachelor of Arts in Art: Studio Graceland University
Graceland students who major in Studio Art encounter a contemporary program designed to prepare students to be socially engaged world-changers, have successful arts-centered careers, and pursue lifelong engagement in the visual arts. Graceland provides a place for gifted and motivated students to thrive, encouraging self-sufficiency and meaningful communication and collaboration while studying in our extraordinary Helene Center for Visual Arts.
Students can explore painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, and more as they develop their own creative viewpoint rooted in the fundamentals of art and design.
Graceland’s liberal arts campus environment encourages students to think critically in many areas of thought, so they have room to pursue other interests like the arts and athletics while working toward their degree.
- Graceland’s small student-to-faculty ratio gives studio art majors personalized instruction.
- Students work with renowned artists, who guest lecture and provide mentorship.
- Graceland’s liberal arts education provides a rich foundation for interdisciplinary creative exploration and social engagement.
- Studies prepare students to be critical thinkers and visual problem solvers.
Studio Art is one of two tracks available under the Art major. In order to complete this program, you must complete both the core requirements for an Art major and the Studio Art track requirements.
In addition to the general education requirements, students majoring in Art will complete either a studio or graphic design track. Each track is 36 credits as prescribed below:
Core classes required for both tracks:
- ARTS1210 Making and Meaning – 3
- ARTS1230 Drawing – 3
- ARTS1680 Graphic Design 1 – 3
- ARTS4700 Senior Exhibition – 3
Pick one art history course (General Education Requirement):
- ARTS2330 Art History: Innovation and Politics – 3
- ARTS3110 Art History: Activism, Empathy, and Justice – 3
Pick one studio course:
- ARTS2250 Painting – 3
- ARTS3200 Printmaking – 3
In addition to the core courses, Studio Art students will take additional coursework outlined below:
- ARTS1220 Surface, Space, and Time – 3
- Additional Art History Course – 3
Electives: 15 hours chosen from below:
- ARTS2240 Art for Social Change – 3
- ARTS3220 Photography – 3
- ARTS3240 Eco Art and Ceramics – 3
- ARTS3280 Sculpture and New Genres – 3
- ARTS3840 Interdisciplinary Studio – 3
- ARTS3900 Topics in Art – 1-3
A Studio Art degree from Graceland University can help to prepare you for these careers:
- Art director
- Commercial artist
- Multimedia artist/animator
- and many other exciting fields.
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