Studio Art

The Studio Art major introduces students to the fundamentals of art practice through courses in drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, art history, and artist practicum.

Students in the Studio Art major receive a firm foundation blending a solid knowledge of art — past and present — with creative experiences. As they progress, students develop the critical and conceptual skills required to materialize their own artistic vision. The major culminates in a capstone course in which students learn to prepare a professional portfolio, including resume and artist statement, along with making an original body of artwork.

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Art & Design Faculty

Derek Hamm

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
M.F.A. Candidate, Portland State University, Portland, OR
B.S., John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR

Shin-hee Chin , MFA

Assistant Professor of Art and Design
MFA, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea
M.A., California State University, Long Beach, CA
BFA, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea

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Graphic Design: Derek Hamm
Studio Art: Shin-hee Chin


Studio Art Careers

Independent artist, community art teacher (teaching art at YMCA, camp, art center, etc.), art education director, exhibition curator, gallery manager, or project manager.

Graphic Design Careers

Designers work in a variety of environments ranging from freelance and small studios to large agencies and in-house organizations. Disciplines include: identity design and branding, advertising design, editorial layout, packaging design, motion graphics, information design, environmental design and wayfinding, interaction and web design, and art direction.