What is a Studio Art degree?

Creativity, problem-solving, and effective communication are elements of creating art, but are also skills that enrich our lives and are sought after by employers. The process of creating art nurtures practical skills while encouraging critical thinking about the visual world surrounding us.

Why pursue studio art at Furman?

The art department is a vibrant collaborative environment that encourages creative innovation, entrepreneurship and reflection. We are focused on developing interdisciplinary creative thinkers and problem-solvers who are adaptable and successful in their lives outside of Furman. You will get resources and mentorship in a broad array of visual media, such as painting, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, sculpture and photography. And all senior art majors will get to work in their own dedicated studio space. Take your first steps by contacting admissions or reading more about how to apply.

How will you learn?

Our studio art majors can choose from electives that include book arts, photography and printmaking. The faculty-to-student ratio provides attention and collaboration unavailable at larger schools. Our study away programs allow students to examine international art and architecture in person. Our faculty encourages undergraduates to participate in research projects, including those available through our Summer Internship Fellowships. Plan a visit to Furman’s beautiful campus or start your application .

Featured studio art courses

  • 66%
    alumni working full-time in the arts
  • 90%
    students who have had an internship by graduation
  • 12:1
    student/faculty ratio

What our students say

“The world needed more designers. Design blended everything I had loved with math, technology and art. Design was everything that I had been interested in and loved all wrapped up into one field.”
-Rowan Griscom ’17

Our faculty

Sarah Archino

Department Chair, Associate Professor of Art History

Terri Bright

Professor of Art

Kylie Fisher

Assistant Professor of Art History

Kevin Kao

Assistant Professor, Art

Michael May

Associate Professor, Art

Ross McClain

Professor of Art and Design
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Studio Art Major F.A.Q.