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Overview: The Studio Art and Art History Programs at Saint Louis University are accredited by
the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Studio Art offers a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art. Students also may earn a minor in Studio Art or an interdisciplinary minor in Visual Communication. Courses are offered in the following media: ceramics, computer art, drawing, fibers, graphic design, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
Studio Art Majors can concentrate in these emphasis areas: ceramics/sculpture, computer art, drawing, graphic design, painting, and printmaking.
Curriculum: The Studio Art curriculum engages students at the fundamental levels of vision, thought, and practice in the visual arts. Through hands-on experience, students develop perceptual skills and expand their understanding of creative thought processes, applicable to advanced study in art or to their own chosen discipline. Students tap into an intuitive, non-linear mode of thinking, not addressed as directly in other disciplines. Intuitive and creative thinking processes foster an investigation of personal beliefs and spiritual reflection as one of the motivations for developing requisite studio skills. Critical thinking and problem solving are shared in a group environment during classroom critiques and studio projects, encouraging respectful interaction and intellectual development.
Faculty: All studio art faculty hold the terminal degree of an MFA. Full-time faculty members are Amy Bautz, who specializes in Computer Art and Design; Martin Brief, in Graphic Design; Nila Petty, in sculpture and ceramics; Sharron Pollack, in Printmaking and Drawing; and Ted Wood, in Painting and Drawing. Five adjunct faculty teach Photography, Fibers, Metals, Design, Drawing, and Color Theory. All faculty members are professional artists who are dedicated to teaching. Full-time faculty advise and mentor undergraduates at every level of our curriculum.
Internships: Students may take advantage of opportunities for real-world art experience through internships. Past internships have been at graphic design companies, museums, galleries, magazines, newspapers, and Internet-based retailers. Students may use Saint Louis University as a resource for internships which are posted at the student career services. They may also use their Studio Art faculty mentor as a resource or find internships through their personal connections. Internships may be done for their own sake and they may be done for academic credit.
Careers: Students with a B.A. in Studio Art may pursue further studies in M.A. or M.F.A. programs, work in galleries or museums, work as designers, consultants, or as professional artists or art educators, or apply their creative skills to other fields.
Portfolio: A portfolio review is required for admission to the Studio Art Program. The Studio Art Program uses SlideRoom to accept portfolios for admission consideration. Specific instructions regarding portfolio submission parameters may be found at slu.slideroom.com.
Scholarships: Studio Art Scholarships are available to studio art majors. Portfolio reviews for scholarship consideration occur February 15. Please contact Sharron Pollack at email@example.com for additional information.