With a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Studio Art, students are exposed to a wide range of courses that promote personal expression through visual artwork. Our students explore a variety of media and develop both technical and expressive skills. Studio art students begin with foundational year in drawing, design and art history in addition to the general education curriculum. In their sophomore year, the program exposes students to a range of media and approaches, as well as further exploration into art history. Advanced students develop personal visual styles and approaches, as well as a mature understanding of what it means to be a visual arts professional. Studio art students graduate prepared to build creatively satisfying professional lives within the professional visual art world. Six diverse concentrations in Studio Art are available to students pursuing their passion: Digital Media Drawing Painting Printmaking Photography Sculpture The entire KU community holds the visual arts in very high regard. There are multiple opportunities across campus and in the borough of Kutztown to both display and view art: Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery is KU's premier gallery. It hosts group exhibitions by professional artists of national and international reputation, senior exhibitions (group shows by majors), and site specific installations created as part of our artist residency program
Career Opportunities Post-graduation, Studio Art majors can pursue employment as visual artists. The studio art major is also preparation for working in higher education, for art therapy, museum work, curating, working in community arts programming and arts administration, gallery work, art restoration and conservation, and a host of related careers in the visual art world.