Studio Art BA

College of Liberal Arts
Studio Art

Enrich Your Understanding of Art

Beyond hands-on artistic practice, our program fosters a deep appreciation and critical understanding of art history and criticism. Through engaging courses, you’ll gain insights into the evolution of artistic styles, movements, and influential figures, developing a strong foundation for analyzing and interpreting artworks from diverse eras and cultures.

Throughout your four-year undergraduate journey, you’ll have the opportunity to refine your skills and develop mastery in a chosen medium. Whether you’re drawn to the delicate nuances of drawing and watercolor, captivated by the vibrant strokes of painting, fascinated by the intricate processes of printmaking, or captivated by the dynamic world of photography, you’ll find guidance and support to hone your expertise in your chosen artistic realm.

Our Studio Art program empowers you to discover your unique artistic voice, equipping you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to pursue your artistic passions and make a meaningful contribution to the world of art. Embrace the transformative power of art and embark on a journey of creative fulfillment with a B.A. in Studio Art at Benedictine University.

Pursue a Rewarding B.A. in Studio Art at Benedictine University

Embark on a transformative journey of artistic exploration and creative expression with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Studio Art at Benedictine University. Our comprehensive program immerses you in the rich tapestry of artistic traditions, from the enduring representational style to the groundbreaking movements of modernism and postmodernism.

Our versatile curriculum equips you with the skills and expertise to excel in a diverse range of artistic media. Explore the expressive power of drawing, enhance your color sense through oil painting, delve into the intricacies of traditional printmaking techniques, capture fleeting moments with digital photography, harness the boundless possibilities of computer art, experiment with mixed media to create unique expressions, and discover the elegance of calligraphy.

At Benedictine, you’ll join a vibrant community of fellow art enthusiasts, where creativity flourishes and collaboration thrives. Engage in stimulating discussions, share your artistic inspirations, and receive constructive feedback from your peers and professors, fostering a dynamic learning environment that fosters both individual growth and collective artistic expression.

Elevate Your Artistic Expression

Through this comprehensive drawing course, students will gain a thorough understanding of the classical representational tradition and its influence on contemporary modernist art. Experienced and accomplished artists who actively exhibit their work will guide students through various drawing techniques through hands-on demonstrations. Upon completion of the course, students will have the opportunity to showcase their artistic achievements in the prestigious Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery.

Upon completing the sophomore year, students will select a medium discipline to focus on. Two courses (totaling 6 credit hours) must be taken from the chosen medium discipline. The available medium disciplines include:

  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Ceramics

Open doors to a wide range of exciting and rewarding careers

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Studio Arts opens doors to a wide range of exciting and rewarding careers in the art world and beyond. Studio Arts graduates can pursue careers as fine artists, graphic designers, illustrators, art therapists, art teachers, museum curators, art conservators, art directors, art critics, and arts administrators.

These diverse career paths allow Studio Arts graduates to apply their artistic skills, creativity, and critical thinking abilities to make a meaningful impact in the arts and beyond.

What our alumni have done with this degree

Our Studio Art alumni have achieved remarkable success, showcasing their artwork in professional exhibitions, pursuing prestigious graduate programs at renowned institutions like The Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Adler University, establishing thriving art therapy practices, and building flourishing careers in the dynamic fields of advertising and design.

Here is an example of some courses you may take in the Studio Arts program:

  • Fundamentals of Design: Computer Application
  • Ancient and Medieval Art
  • Figure Drawing
  • Oil Painting
  • Digital Photography

Studio Arts courses

Studio Arts courses are taken from the Fine Arts course list (FNAR)

Lisle undergraduate course descriptions

Studio Arts, BA – Lisle

Art Therapy – Lisle


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