Studio Art Major

As a studio art major, you will develop technical skills, aesthetic judgment, and historical understanding. Participation in both studio and art history courses will stimulate critical thinking and refine your creative potential in the visual arts.


Beyond studio and classroom experiences, there are a myriad of ways for students to engage with the field. You will have the opportunity to learn from local, regional, and nationally known artists. Yearly trips to New York City and biannual trips allow you to see and learn about art and culture. Additionally, you will thoroughly examine the unique role and responsibilities of the Christian artist in society. Read more.

Potential careers
• Arts administration
• Art criticism
• Arts education
• Cartoonist
• Graphic artist
• Graphic design
• Illustration
• Photography
• Multimedia artist
• Web design


Student Work
Explore student work in painting, design, sculpture, and more.

Travel Opportunities
Many of our students take advantage of opportunities to experience classic and contemporary art around the globe.

Alumni Profiles
See what some of our studio art alumni are up to.

Studio Art Profiles
Charis Carmichael Braun
Alumna Profile: Charis Carmichael Braun (2004)
After graduating from Bethany, Charis went on to study at the New York Academy of Art. She currently works as a fine artist, graphic designer, and arts administrator.
Ruth Wels
Study Abroad Profile: Ruth Wels
Ruth studied in Florence, Italy, at the Santa Reparata International School of Art.
Michael Knepprath
Alumnus Profile: Michael Knepprath (2010)
Michael currently works as front-end developer at Pear Tree Greetings in North Mankato, Minn.
Alumna Profile: Taylor Friehl (2016)
Taylor Friehl is a graphic designer with Mortarr in Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Alumna Profile: Maurina Rondeau (Mosley) (2012)
Maurina is the Marketing Coordinator at the Galleria Shopping Center in Edina, Minnesota.