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College of Arts & Sciences

Studio Art

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Kathy Elliott

Department Assistant

Mass Media & Visual Arts

What is studio art?


At its core, art tells stories about the human experience. Studio art is a means to develop, create, and express your storytelling style. A studio art degree teaches you how to use various mediums to express ideas while affecting the community in powerful ways. Every piece represents different aspects of culture, from the environment to societal struggles.

Artists can share their interpretation of the world in multiple ways: painting, drawing, digital art, fiber art, and unique modalities like applique patterns and loom weaving.

Why study studio art at Baker University?

As an art major at Baker University, you’ll work with faculty and professional artists to create a versatile program designed just for you. You’ll have access to accomplished faculty and be able to immerse yourself in local and regional art venues. Introductory courses start by exploring multiple artistic mediums so that you can choose your craft. There are plenty of exciting opportunities, like ceramic classes, photography, jewelry making, metalsmithing, and graphic arts. You will also create a senior exhibition capstone project to display your work. The Baker University art collection of over 1,000 objects provides examples of technique, composition, and media for art majors to learn from.

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Careers for Studio Art Majors

  • Studio artist
  • Storyboard artist
  • Art teacher
  • Interior designer
  • Art therapist
  • Video game designer
  • Art director
  • Illustrator
  • Web designer
  • Fine artist

Scholarships for Studio Art Majors

The Department of Mass Media and Visual Arts awards these scholarships:

  • Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship for Art
  • Lloyd E. Ligon Memorial Scholarship
  • Talent-based scholarships for participation in art courses.
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Art Studio Course Descriptions

Meet the Faculty


Russel Horton

Associate Professor of Art

B.F.A. Rhode Island College, M.F.A. Clemson University

Office: Parmenter 310

Myra Holt

Myra Holt

Assistant Professor of Art

B.A. University of New Hampshire, M.A. Emerson College - Boston, M.F.A. Kansas State University

Expertise: art history, visual arts, media arts