Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Studio Art Concentration


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The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art degree program provides you with a comprehensive survey of experiences in the visual arts through coursework in art history and multiple studio including:

  •       Ceramics
  •       Drawing
  •       Graphic design
  •       Jewelry/small metals
  •       Animation
  •       New media
  •       Painting
  •       Digital imaging
  •       Printmaking
  •       Sculpture

This overview provides you with broader training than the focused B.F.A.s in 2D Studios and 3D Studios.

Coursework fosters critical thinking and conceptual development through creative studio production and art historical framework. Studio Art majors like you combine their studies with a minor in areas such as psychology, business, or foreign languages to pursue studio art jobs in art therapy, art administration, arts business management, or international studies, in addition to professional studio art careers.

As a Studio Art major, you can choose to emphasize in two growing areas of study, including photography and 4D Studios:

  •    Photography students discover their individual style while evaluating the conceptual integrity and power of the photographic image. Students have access to the tools necessary to succeed with the Department’s well-equipped studios, professional equipment, and digital labs with multimedia capabilities. Photography is a rapidly evolving discipline, and it is the Department’s goal is to provide a broad-based technical education that allows students to grasp the creative potential of digital imaging required to succeed as fine art photographer
  •    Are you interested in learning about animation and new media? 4D Studios is the study of contemporary art and technology in an interdisciplinary studio setting. Students are prepared to create a competitive portfolio in digital art, video, animation, net art, sound and web-based work. Students will engage with emergent media to address issues in contemporary art, society, and the global network.

Students pursuing a B.A. are required to complete the Foundations Program before starting their degree coursework. This exciting first year provides an intellectually rigorous, studio-based experience in the fundamental issues of art and design. Students work through a series of learning experiences designed to address traditional, interdisciplinary, and innovative approaches to the technical and conceptual practices.

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Career Outlook
Positions in the art field are expected to rise 12 percent from 2008-2018, an average pace compared with other job sectors. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012)
While certain careers, especially in design fields, require particular areas of study for certification or employment, art and design students are not limited in their career pursuits by the discipline in which they major. (, 2012)
Artists held about 208,000 jobs in 2004. Sixty-three percent were self-employed. Employment was distributed as follows:

  • Multi-media artists and animators: 94,000
  • Art directors: 71,000
  • Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators: 29,000
  • Artists and related workers, all other: 8,500
  • Craft artists: 6,100

(, 2012)

Types of Jobs

  • Advertising
  • Airbrush
  • Background
  • Comic Strip
  • Court
  • Environmental
  • Greeting Card
  • Direct Mail
  • Displays/Layouts
  • Muralist
  • Museum
  • Newspaper/Print Layout
  • Silkscreen
  • Special Effects
  • Stained Glass
  • Typographical
  • Visual Aid

Art Auctioneer
Art Consultant
Art Critic
Art Dealer
Art Director
Art Librarian
Art Therapist
Artist in Residence
Automobile Specialty Painter

Dark Room Technician

  • Advertising
  • Architectural
  • Children’s Literature
  • Fashion
  • Medical
  • Scientific
  • Technical


  • Advertising
  • Aerial
  • Combat
  • Documentary
  • Editorial
  • Fashion
  • Forensic
  • Industrial
  • Travel
  • Photojournalist
  • Photo Retoucher

Print Maker
Urban Planner

Studio Art Faculty

Last updated: 8/14/2017

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art • PO Box 8032 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5358 • • (map)