The studio art major at Bethany provides a strong foundation in drawing, art history, and design. Students build on this foundation by choosing an emphasis in 2d, 3d, or graphic design. All emphases consist of more extensive upper division courses in the areas of painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, graphic design, and illustration. Bethany's studio art major allows graduates to develop technical skills, aesthetic judgment, and historical understanding. Participation in both studio and art history courses stimulates critical thinking and refines creative potential in the visual arts.
Beyond studio and classroom experiences, studio art students also learn from local, regional, and nationally known artists. Yearly trips to New York City and biannual trips to Italy provide opportunities to see and learn about art and culture. Additionally, studio art students thoroughly examine the unique role and responsibilities of the Christian artist in society.
Graduates are well prepared for graduate study or beginning their careers as fine artists, photographers, graphic designers, and illustrators. Students may also choose to take additional courses and gain licensure in K-12 art education. Potential jobs include: