Department of Studio Art

Join us in our active learning and art-making studios where we foster academic and creative growth.

Through hands-on practice, focused discussion, and lectures, you'll learn to shape materials, explore traditional and contemporary themes and ideas, and acquire visual, technical, and analytical problem-solving skills.

Our faculty are both active practitioners and devoted educators. They’ll provide individual instruction to help you discover and refine your creative skills in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture.

There are boundless opportunities in Studio Art to explore and learn what it’s like to be an artist!

Studio Art Major

Refine your artistic ambitions with a deep focus on drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, or sculpture.

Through practice and experimentation, you’ll develop the expertise to set your goals and find meaning in one or more of these media. The culmination of your research will be an exhibit of your artwork installed in the Hill Student Gallery.

Located in the heart of Charleston's thriving arts community, you’ll have access to its many galleries and arts organizations. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to make art on-site in our exciting summer study abroad programs.

Through ­­­artmaking, you'll develop creative thinking, problem-solving, and visual design skills that will help you wherever your creative career takes you.

Studio Art Minor

The Studio Art minor provides a sampling of your choice of studio courses and art history. It’s a perfect complement to virtually any major.

You can apply your artistic skills gained in your minor coursework in careers requiring creative problem solving and visual communication.