Program Highlights

Studio Art

The degree in studio art is designed to provide an intensive studio experience to prepare students for professional practice as an artist in their chosen areas of focus. The studio art major may select an area of interest from any of the studio disciplines including painting, printmaking, ceramics, drawing, sculpture, design, and photography. Students may begin exploring their chosen area at the beginning of their sophomore year. Studio art majors focus on developing professional studio skills and personal artistic expression within their specific discipline.

Emphasis is on the development of a creative body of work with proficiency in at least two distinct areas of study within the art curriculum. They work closely with faculty within each area to produce a body of high-quality work either in preparation for attending graduate school or pursuing the establishment of their own art studio.

Plan of Study

Sample Plan of Study

This plan of study shows the types of courses you might take as a student in this major. This is presented simply to provide a realistic preview of your coursework. Once you enroll at Millikin, a faculty advisor will guide you through the process of selecting courses that will help you graduate on time from this program. While this sample demonstrates a plan of study that covers eight semesters, each student’s academic path is unique and your timeline may look different.

Sample Plan of Study
Semester 1 University Seminar
Critical Writing, Reading, Research I
Drawing Orientation I
Design Orientation I
Math
Semester 2 Psych Stats (math)
Critical Writing, Reading, Research II
Drawing Orientation II
Design Orientation II
Science with Lab
Semester 3 US Cultural Studies
Art History
Studio (1st Concentration)
Oral Communications Studies
Studio Elective
Create and Lead
Semester 4 Art History
Studio (1st Concentration)
Studio (Second Concentration)
US Structural Studies
Elective
Semester 5 Studio (1st Concentration)
Art History
Global Studies
Studio Elective
Studio (Second Concentration)
Elective
Semester 6 Studio (1st Concentration)
Art History
Studio (Second Concentration)
Studio Elective
International Cultures and Structures I
Art of Entrepreneurship
Semester 7 Studio (1st Concentration)
Art Capstone
Studio (Second Concentration)
Blue Connection
International Cultures and Structures II
Semester 8 Studio (1st Concentration)
Studio Elective
Studio Elective
Art Capstone
Elective

 

Studio Art Majors