Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art

Department of Art and Design

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Major: Studio Art
Hours: 120

studio art

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art emphasizes the development of skills, concepts and creative sensitivities essential to the professional artist. You can choose from concentrations in painting and drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Watch the faculty interview to learn more about the program from the department chair, Donna Meeks.

Why Study Studio Art at Lamar?

Lamar University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art at Lamar offers you the opportunity to work in spacious, creative environments, and you'll have access to our Mac labs any time you wish. You'll also have the chance to display your own works of art throughout the Art Building and the Dishman Museum on campus and to build a professional portfolio for your endeavors after graduation. 

Courses You May Take

DrawingYou will spend this course investigating a variety of drawing media, techniques and subjects, exploring perceptual and descriptive possibilities.

DesignThe study of the elements and concepts of two-dimensional design.

PaintingPainting I is a course exploring the potentials of painting media and techniques with emphasis on color, composition and content development.

SculptureAn exploration of the various sculptural approaches in wood, cement and mold making, including additive and subtractive techniques.

PhotographyAn introduction to basic photographic processes and techniques used as an art medium.

Career Paths

Upon completion of the BFA in Studio Arts at Lamar University, you may choose to pursue professional artistry or a career-related field, or you may continue your professional preparation in graduate study. Many students in the BFA program in studio art pursue graduate study that leads to the Master of Fine Arts degree.

Primary Careers

Professional artist, private art teacher, museum/gallery curator

Career Areas

  • Professional artistry
  • Design
  • Appraisal and dealership
  • Museum curation
  • Film and television media

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Media and marketing firms
  • Museums and galleries
  • Private art collectors
  • Fashion and retail
  • Architecture firms
  • Photographers