The Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art offers intellectual and technical training to students in visual literacy, critical thinking, critical decision making, and the promotion of these transferable skills with effective visual fortitude. Our Studio Art professors are professional artists and designers who are actively engaged in exhibiting their work, and maintaining strong connections in the visual arts and academic communities.
Studio Art majors receive training from talented artists in a variety of areas, including drawing, painting, art history, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, printmaking, museum and archival techniques, and photography. Instruction is available in 2-D and 3-D design, art history and digital arts.
Students who earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Studio Art can use their skills and experience to enhance their art skills, enrich the lives of others, and find graduate school or job opportunities following graduation.
Student Opportunities and Experience
As a Claflin Art student, you'll have access to many experiential learning options, such as research projects, mentorship connections, regional museum travel, and international study abroad opportunities.You can join a variety of on-campus clubs and organizations, including the Department's own Art Club. We encourage students to display their work at annual art exhibitions, both on- and off-campus, and to participate in industry conferences, so there's always an opportunity to learn, grow and share your creativity at Claflin.
Careers and Outcomes
With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art, you'll have career opportunities in the areas of fine arts, commercial art and design, teaching, illustration, teaching, arts administration, or studio & gallery ownership, to name a few.
Use your skills and experience to work for libraries, art galleries, sign shops, art supply stores, public relations firms, printing firms, advertising agencies, colleges and universities, publishing houses, museums, schools, film companies, greeting card companies, auction houses, amusement parks, recreation departments, photo agencies, media production companies, restoration firms and more.
The possibilities are endless. Careers for art graduates include working as a curator, art commissioner, textile designer, corporate art consultant or appraiser.can enjoy a career as an art teacher, illustrator, arts fundraiser, webpage designer, gallery owner/operator, director, greeting card artist, grants specialist, layout artist, print maker, mural artist, scenic artist, textile designer, photographer, art critic/reporter, museum education coordinator, police/courtroom artist, artist-in-residence, sign painter, book/CD cover designer, arts council director, visual merchandiser, medical illustrator, corporate art consultant, art appraiser, community arts center coordinator, art therapist, picture framer, art librarian, historical preservation coordinator, greeting card artist or cartoonist.