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Earn Your BA in Art with an Emphasis in Studio Art Degree From Webster University

Students pursuing this Bachelor of Arts in Art degree with an Emphasis in Studio Art will:

  • Become familiar with the rich tradition of the visual arts.
  • Gain an understanding of the tools and materials available to artists as a means of personal expression.
  • Explore the fundamental concepts that unify all art.
  • Learn infinite variations and alternative ways of looking, seeing, finding and discovering creative approaches to art.
Webster Instructor leads students in sculpture lesson.
Through our BA in Art degree, you will explore a variety of media, learning the techniques and expressive opportunities unique to each. Primary focus in the program is on helping you find your own creative and conceptual voice and discovering ways to visually communicate your thoughts and ideas.
In this program, you will choose to study in a Studio Art area, including:
  • Ceramics
  • Fibers
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Time-Based Art

BA in Art Degree Program Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of the BA in Art program will be able to:

  • Express an individual, creative voice through an artistic practice that engages with contemporary global art and design discourse.
  • Implement the formal vocabularies of art and design as a foundation for artistic dialogue.
  • Practice drawing as a means to develop ideas.
  • Draw upon the history of art and design as a wellspring for ideas, solutions and meaning within one's own artistic practice.
  • Analyze and discuss art and design through discipline-specific vocabularies and methods.
  • Display growth and competency in artistry and technical skills across a variety of artistic media and processes.
Two Webster students work at pottery wheels.

BA in Art Degree First-Year Exhibition 

Two Webster students work at pottery wheels.

As an Art major with a Studio Art emphasis, you will embark on a first-year exhibition project in the spring of your first year. The first-year exhibition is an opportunity for you to display your work with your first-year cohort in a group exhibition with a public reception. This offers an exciting opportunity to consider your progress and direction as you celebrate your accomplishments.

BA in Art Degree Senior Overview

Art majors with an Emphasis in Studio Art  must successfully complete a senior overview and participate in the senior show held at the end of the Spring semester in the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery. The senior overview usually consists of work done during the final semester of senior year in one of your chosen studio areas. 

The work can be either a part of a regular studio course or a studio-related independent study. The instructor for that course becomes your senior overview advisor. Work submitted is subject to approval by your senior overview advisor and the director for the senior show. Art majors graduating at the completion of a summer term are expected to exhibit in the show prior to completion of coursework.

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