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Studio 2D/3D (Drawing, Painting, Ceramics and Printmaking)

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Find your individual voice in contemporary studio art practice. Drawing, painting, ceramics & sculpture, printmaking, and more!

The Studio Two-Dimensional (2D) & Three-Dimensional (3D) Concentration builds from perceptual studies in the foundations of traditional observational drawing and design toward exploration of contemporary image-making.

As you discover and develop your role as an artist, through a Christian perspective, your voice will begin to emerge. A comprehensive investigation of concept, experimentation with techniques, and media encourages connections within the global context of visual art.

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Program Highlights

Choose from a wide variety of internships and studio apprenticeships in the Rochester area to gain experience.

Class sizes of 12 or less and professors dedicated to mentoring their students.

Hone your digital media art skills using our advanced media labs.

Greater Stories

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Scot Bennett considers being an active producing studio artist a requisite for teaching in the visual arts. His work combines the vocabulary of traditional and representational religious symbol with contemporary formalist mark-making in a dynamic exploration of his faith. He has an extensive exhibition record with work exhibited in galleries and churches both locally and at the region level. Professor Bennett enjoys leading the Art in Context trips, which have traveled to locations including Paris, London, Rome, Florence, Venice, Prague, Berlin, Munich, Dresden, and Madrid.

Scot Bennett, M.F.A.

What Will I Learn

You will learn to communicate on a wide range of topics as a contemporary image-maker by blurring the lines between media. Studio-based students will be immersed in a set of media divergent courses - combined 2D, 3D, and some photo/graphic design/digital media artists - at the advanced levels so you can interact with even more media, concepts, and dialogue. This collaboration provides a rich diversity within the studio context and provides you with a uniquely responsive program of study.

2D Studio emphasis courses include:
i.e. drawing, painting, and printmaking

  • Observational Drawing and Painting
  • The Interpretive Figure
  • Techniques in Printmaking
  • Experimental Printmaking
  • Artistic Book & Papermaking
  • Non-Representational Expression
  • Experimental Media
  • Advanced topics in Studio

3D Studio emphasis courses include:
i.e. ceramics and sculpture

  • Concepts in Ceramics
  • Techniques in Ceramics
  • Context & Meaning
  • Experimental Media
  • Advanced topics in Studio
  • The Interpretive Figure
  • Non-Representational Expression
  • Artistic Book & Papermaking

Career Outlook

Student Teaching Placements

You will complete an internship in graphic design, as well as the following courses:

  • Typography
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Design for Print & Products
  • Publication & Information Design
  • Time Motion Communications
  • Intro to Digital Imaging
  • Intermediate Digital Photography
  • Web Design

Frequently Asked Questions

A studio arts major includes a variety of visual art mediums involving anything from painting, drawing, and sculpting to photography, printing, art history, and graphic design, and more. If you are looking into pursuing an art career, then this program is a great way to start. A studio art class is also one of the more popular art programs.

The variety of studio art classes on offer provides a wide enough range for you to choose the ones that are best suited to what you want to do. Each artist more than likely will eventually specialize in a particular area, and the different studio art classes provide the freedom to discover and choose. Studio art degrees are considered a popular choice when it comes to visual arts majors.

Some careers for people with studio art degrees are animator, art director, artist, graphic designer, industrial designer, interior designer, and photographer, which usually require a bachelor's degree or equivalent amount of experience.

The benefits of obtaining an art degree include heightening your creative efforts and collaborating with other artists across different disciplines. Taking a variety of art courses also prepares you to be flexible for your future career.

Related Majors

Art Education - Become an Art Teacher. This degree will prepare students for New York State certification in Visual Art Education for kindergarten through grade 12.
Digital Media Art - Get your degree in digital media art and learn visual storytelling (film/ video/ photo), visual communication, media art & design, communication arts, and media.
Graphic Design - Our Graphic Design concentration educates students to become visual problem solvers through the use of typography, space, illustrations, photography, charts, words and color.
Photography - Students within the photography concentration are encouraged to see photography in its broadest context.
Studio Art - In the Visual Arts Program, students explore the beauty of God’s creation through studio exploration in traditional technique and contemporary approach, en route to a Studio Art Degree.
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