USF’s Studio Art program will prepare you for a wide variety of art-related careers, as well as place you among professional artists. You’ll grow from the individualized attention and support you receive from our School of Creative Arts faculty — all working professional artists. In addition, you will connect with community-based artists as you develop and expand your own talent and capabilities.
Studio Art majors graduate with a focused portfolio of professional work, along with the skills and knowledge needed to sustain a career as an artist.
Our Studio Art curriculum teaches a wide variety of media via three concentrations:
Classroom projects will connect you with the local community and result in meaningful work. Recent projects include:
Students have access to our fully-equipped studios.
I am impressed with how the professors work with us and how intentional they are. They really get to know the students – our interests and goals — and they challenge us to dream big and work hard. It’s also very exciting to have high-quality artists as my professors. They inspire me to do well.
Sophie Knox ‘19
Studio Art major
As a Studio Art major, you will learn more than just how to create successful art: you’ll learn the skills needed to sustain a career as professional artist. All Studio Art majors are required to take the Professional Studio Practicum course, which address the “business-side” of being an artist, as well as a professional Internship in places such as museums, galleries, theatres, schools, non- profit arts organizations, or as assistants for professional artists.
Additionally, many Studio Art majors supplement their degree with a minor that focuses their studio skills toward the following creative industries:
Median pay per the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics
Expected job growth for Craft and Fine Artists by 2026
Graduates of our Studio Arts program go on to a variety of careers or to graduate school. Alumni artists work in museums, non-profits, art galleries, commercial studios, and more, including: