About Studio Art

Major Program: Studio Art

Introduction
The Studio Art major teaches technical skills, increases aesthetic sensibilities, and advances the student’s individual development primarily in the areas of ceramics, drawing, painting, multiple imaging (printmaking, photography, and digital imaging), and sculpture/time-based media (performance, video and animation.) Upper-level students are encouraged to explore personal approaches and technical skills specific to their area of interest.  Studies for the advanced student focus on conceptual approaches to artistic problems. Individual Study students are self-motivated in their studio practice and mentored by all full-time studio faculty through mid-term and final critiques.  Internships are also available and offer students professional experience outside the classroom. Studio Art majors culminate their studies with the capstone course, ARTS 474: Professional Practices in Studio Art and a group exhibit in duPont Gallery or by submission of a senior exit portfolio.

Graduates of Studio Art
Studio Art graduates have entered graduate programs at:
Art Institute of San Francisco and the Academy of Art University, (San Francisco, CA),
Carnegie Mello University, (Pittsburg, PA),
The College of the Redwoods (Eureka, CA),
Florida State University, (Tallahassee, Florida)
George Washington University (Washington, D.C.),
James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA),
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL),
Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI),
Rutgers (New Jersey),
Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA),
SUNY (Albany, NY),
University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA),
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Post Baccalaureate Program, (Fayetteville, AR),
University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA),
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), and
George Mason University, (Fairfax, VA).

Internships, Residencies, & Jobs
Current students and recent graduates have received internships or employment at/as:
American Art Clay (Indianapolis, IN),
Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts, (Gatlinburg, TN),
Forage, Fredericksburg, VA,
George Washington University, Theater Department (Washington, D.C.),
Hachette Fillpacchi Magazine (NY),
Libertytown Arts Workshop,(Fredericksburg, VA),
The Museum of Modern Art (NYC),
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC),
Portland School of Arts and Crafts (Portland, OR),
Sophia Street Studios, (Fredericksburg, VA),
Studio Assistant (NYC),
Studio Two Three (Richmond, VA),
The Visual Arts Center (Richmond, VA),
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, (Richmond, VA), and
Zolo Inc (Fredericksburg, VA).

Information on careers and graduate programs is covered in ARTS 474: Professional Practices in Studio Art