At a Glance
- Students create in our state-of-the art facilities including; wood, ceramics, glass, metal shops and painting, drawing, printmaking studios with art professional faculty.
- Within a broad education, students gain solid foundational skills, develop advancements in a variety of media, and explore diverse professional career paths.
- Hands-on day trips to New York City, as well as longer faculty-led international study programs to England, Spain, Germany, Denmark, and more, provide students with an understanding of the making and experience of art and its role in culture.
Graduates with the BFA in Studio Art at Cazenovia College have careers as art therapists, art teachers, museum curators and administrators, gallery managers and owners, college professors, artisans, art business owners, professional fine artists, and ceramists, among other career paths.
The Studio Art program produces artists and art professionals who are technically astute, creative problem-solvers, and who are professionally prepared for careers in the arts. Through a studio-based curriculum enhanced by a foundation in the liberal arts, students in the BFA Studio Art program explore a wide range of 2-dimensional media including drawing, painting, photography and printmaking; 3-dimensional media including glass, ceramics, wood, and metal; and time-based media including video and performance art.
Courses enable students to inform their art practice with a knowledge of art history and contemporary visual culture. Throughout the curriculum professional practices, including required internships, are emphasized.
Dedicated professional faculty mentor students through a highly individualized education tailored to each student’s artistic and academic goals, preparing them for graduate school and/or a wide range of careers such as art educators, arts administrators, art therapists, artisans, and professional studio artists.
Graduates of the Studio Art program leave well prepared for the competitive market, equipped with artistic skill in a range of media and driven by a strong work ethic and intellectual curiosity.