Studio Arts

About our Studio Arts program

In the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art program at SUVA, students gain the knowledge and experience necessary to cultivate and expand their creative self expression. Training focuses on grounding talent in the basics while expanding critical thinking and technical skills. The exploration of new media and techniques provide the foundation to specialize in one of three disciplines: Painting and Drawing, Printmaking or Sculpture. Advanced studio electives customize students’ creative experiences and assist in portfolio development. Graduates are prepared to pursue a variety of paths in the arts including gallery exhibition, private commissions, artists’ residencies, grants and fellowships, and further studies at the graduate level.

Cover image: Adriana Nieblas

Duration:

4 years

Credits:

120

Minoring:

Summer programs available

Core Faculty:
Contact:

800.825.8753 (toll free) or email us

SUVA lets my creativity flow. The experience I receive here will only strengthen my abilities out in the real world.

Samantha Petruska

  • Overview

    As an Artist, you use the natural patterns and elements in the universe to express ideas that impact how people feel. Think of how it would feel to make a difference in the world by bringing your imagination to life using a wide variety of mediums including sculpture, print, painting and drawing. Imagine how you would feel having your work displayed in public galleries, publications or private collections.


    Courses

    Credits

    First Year Experience

    24

    General Education Courses

    42

    Studio Art Courses

    24

    Elective Courses

    30

    Total credits

    120

  • Degree Requirements

    First Year Experience Courses

    Credits

    FYE102 Spatial Dynamics

    3

    FYE103 Design Solutions

    3

    FYE104 Drawing I

    4

    FYE105 The Power of Why

    2

    FYE152 Creative Thinking

    4

    FYE153 Narrative Design

    4

    FYE154 Drawing II

    4

    Total credits

    24


    Seminar Courses

    Credits

    SAP200 Fine Art Seminar I

    3

    SAP200 Fine Art Seminar II

    3

    SAP200 Fine Art Seminar III

    3

    SAP200 Fine Art Seminar IV

    3

    Total credits

    12


    Studio Electives

    Credits

    Course availability varies based on student need

    Total credits

    15


    Advanced Application Electives

    Credits

    Course availability varies based on student need

    Total credits

    12


    Capstone Courses

    Credits

    SAP400 Thesis I

    3

    SAP450 Thesis II

    3

    Total credits

    6


    Core Studio Courses

    Credits

    SA205 Painting I SA205 Painting I

    3

    PH202 Digital Photography I

    3

    SA210 Printmaking I

    3

    SA215 Sculpture I

    3

    Total credits

    12

    General Education

    Lower Level Courses

    Credits

    GE101 Art History - Paleolithic to Renaissance

    3

    GE102 Art History - Renaissance to 21st Century

    3

    GE105 English Composition

    3

    GE106 Principles of Communication

    3

    Total credits

    12


    Upper Level Courses*

    Credits

    Math

    3

    Science

    3

    Social and Behavioral Science

    3

    Humanities

    3

    Art History

    15

    Professional Practices

    3

    Total credits

    30

    * Upper level course availability is determined based on student need.

  • Minoring

    Expand and cultivate your creative self-expression. Students explore media and techniques in one of three disciplines: painting, printmaking or sculpture to create an experience for the audience.


    Courses

    Credits

    SAM101 Studio Arts Minor (Summer 1)

    8

    SAM102 Studio Arts Minor (Summer 2)

    8

    Total credits

    16

Interested in studying Studio Arts at SUVA?

Our next academic year commences Fall 2020

Other programs

We offer a range of art and design programs at SUVA