Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine and Performing Arts
The Art Studio B.A. degree program provides a broad foundation in art practice, history, and theory that emphasizes experimentation, creative problem solving, critical thinking, and global awareness. Interaction with a faculty of practicing artists, visiting artists, professional and student exhibitions, international study, as well as the resources of the larger university, foster informed, engaged, and creative graduates, preparing them for professional careers and graduate studies.
Art Studio B.A. students develop an individual plan of study that encourages exploration and specialization in one or more studio practices, including ceramics, drawing/painting, fiber/fabrics, mixed media, photography, printmaking, time-based art, sculpture, and courses in professional development and Art History.
Why Consider an Art Studio Major?
To learn to create, interpret, analyze, and make informed judgments about art, studio concepts, and practices.
Art Educator | Exhibiting Artist | Exhibit Designer | Gallery Director | Photographer | Curator
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Most classes in the Studio area are restricted to majors only. To access classes in this area, an online application to the Department of Art and Art History is required at cfpa.wwu.edu/art/admissions. The application will include a portfolio of recent work and an unofficial transcript of any college-level courses already taken.
Application Deadlines: Application deadlines are by midnight on October 15 and January 31.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.