Studio Art

School of Communication & The Arts

Ready to turn your passion for art into a successful future? Whether you choose to pursue Marist’s B.S. in Studio Art or a concentration in Studio Art through our B.A. in Fine Arts, we have the tools, resources, faculty, and facilities to prepare you for a successful career after graduation.

“As I saw the campus with its beautiful river views, it immediately felt like home. I noticed that all of the buildings were so updated, and the landscaping was immaculate. Plus, I liked the fact that it was easy to switch majors. I initially wanted to major in digital media, but after a year in that program and taking a few studio art courses, I realized that I really wanted to be in the studio, so I switched my major to studio art with a minor in graphic design.”

Emily Yen
Studio Art Major, Graphic Design Minor

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“As I saw the campus with its beautiful river views, it immediately felt like home. I noticed that all of the buildings were so updated, and the landscaping was immaculate. Plus, I liked the fact that it was easy to switch majors. I initially wanted to major in digital media, but after a year in that program and taking a few studio art courses, I realized that I really wanted to be in the studio, so I switched my major to studio art with a minor in graphic design.”

Emily Yen
Studio Art Major, Graphic Design Minor

Read Emily’s Story
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Customize Your Studio Art Curriculum

The variety of Studio Art programs available to you as a Marist student allows you to develop a curriculum that is best for your interests in career goals. You can either pursue one of two Studio Art programs:

  • B.S. in Studio Art: hone your skills and harness your artistic potential with this carefully structured series of courses organized to broaden your understanding, aesthetic awareness, and technical abilities in the studio arts
  • B.S. in Fine Arts with a concentration in Studio Art: an excellent option for students who are planning to double-major or have multiple minors; also encourages customization in specialty tracks: Digital Media, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, or Photography

Customize Your Studio Art Curriculum

The variety of Studio Art programs available to you as a Marist student allows you to develop a curriculum that is best for your interests in career goals. You can either pursue one of two Studio Art programs:

  • B.S. in Studio Art: hone your skills and harness your artistic potential with this carefully structured series of courses organized to broaden your understanding, aesthetic awareness, and technical abilities in the studio arts
  • B.S. in Fine Arts with a concentration in Studio Art: an excellent option for students who are planning to double-major or have multiple minors; also encourages customization in specialty tracks: Digital Media, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, or Photography

Along with the Studio Art program's emphasis on international study and access to our Marist in Manhattan internship program in New York City, our students also gain exposure to arguably the most important art exhibition in the world–the Venice Biennale. The Marist Biennale program is a four-week intensive immersion program in the Studio Arts in the Venice Biennale. Venice has the quality of being a living museum, and when our Studio Art students arrive in Venice, they are immediately artistically inspired and driven. Watch the video to hear from students who have participated in the Marist Biennale program.

Along with the Studio Art program's emphasis on international study and access to our Marist in Manhattan internship program in New York City, our students also gain exposure to arguably the most important art exhibition in the world–the Venice Biennale. The Marist Biennale program is a four-week intensive immersion program in the Studio Arts in the Venice Biennale. Venice has the quality of being a living museum, and when our Studio Art students arrive in Venice, they are immediately artistically inspired and driven. Watch the video to hear from students who have participated in the Marist Biennale program.

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You’re More Than a Number

The art faculty at Marist is composed of full-time and visiting art professionals who are committed to creating a nurturing but challenging environment in which you can explore, experiment, and develop their own personal visions. With small classes and personalized attention, you’re never just a number at Marist. Studio classes are never larger than 20 students, with enrollment in most limited to 15.

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You’re More Than a Number

The art faculty at Marist is composed of full-time and visiting art professionals who are committed to creating a nurturing but challenging environment in which you can explore, experiment, and develop their own personal visions. With small classes and personalized attention, you’re never just a number at Marist. Studio classes are never larger than 20 students, with enrollment in most limited to 15.

View Art Faculty

At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.

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Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience

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Graduation rate, higher than the average for public and private colleges

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Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation

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