Future Student Info: Studio Art

What Does One Do With A Degree in Studio Art?

A degree in Studio Art at UMW prepares students to become active artists, creative thinkers, and engaged citizens. Our graduates are successful professional artists, teachers, university professors, gallery owners and graphic designers.  Many earn MFA degrees at competitive institutions like Florida State, Virginia Commonwealth and Penn State Universities.  Others go on to apply what they have learned to careers in film, art therapy, furniture design, and arts management to name a few.  The studio art major provides a foundation of creative problem solving, idea generation, studio technique and critical discourse that prepares students for success in whatever field they pursue.


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Careers in Studio Art

*Web designer
*Gallery employee/owner

*Museum/Film Prop maker

*Picture framer
*Arts administrator
*Set designer

*Layout artist
*Museum educator

*Art Therapist
*Art consultant
*A/V specialist

*Exhibit designer
*Graphic designer


Graduate School

Studio Art graduates have entered graduate programs at:

San Francisco Art Institute (San Francisco, CA)
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 Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
George Washington University (Washington, DC)
James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)
Mills College (Oakland, CA)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
Penn State University (University Park, PA)
Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI)
Rutgers (New Brunswick, NJ)
Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)
SUNY (Albany, NY)
University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (Fayetteville, AR)
University of Dundee (Dundee, Scotland)
University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)


Internships, Residencies, & Jobs

Recent graduates have received internships or employment at/as:


Careers and graduate programs are covered in ARTS 474: Professional Practices in Studio Art

More Information

Have a specific question about the Studio Art program at UMW, or just wondering how to get started? Please contact the Department of Art and Art History Chair, Jon McMillan at jmcmilla@umw.edu