Earning a Bachelor’s in Studio Arts from Limestone provides a solid foundation for real-world practices and graduate school preparation. Studio Art majors develop technical skills and their personal vision allowing them to find creative solutions to problems and further their dedication to art-making. Students may also elect to major in Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. Non-majors have the opportunity to minor in Art.  The department allows yearly professional experience and exposure through the Juried Student Exhibition and our fine arts publication The Candelabra.

The faculty strives to offer moments for advancement including topic-specific field trips, guest artist talks, museum visits, national conference attendance, art sales, etc. Students learn the “in’s and out’s” of professional exhibition conduct through creating art, planning and hanging exhibitions, designing marketing for the promotion of their exhibits, giving an artist talk during their reception and at the Student Research Symposium, as well as practicing writing within the discipline. The capstone course, Senior Seminar, prepares each student for his/her own exhibition, as well as the completion of a professional portfolio to enter into the marketplace. A wide variety of courses and internships are offered in the following disciplines: Crafts Drawing Painting Ceramics Graphic Design Art History  Printmaking Photography

Related Occupations

Limestone’s Studio Art Program is designed to provide a solid foundation for vocations in art-related fields. The curriculum encourages research, creativity, conceptual thinking, and craftsmanship as practical on the job training. Internships are available for students. Graduates have successful careers as teachers, designers, museum and gallery assistants, craftsmen, artists, art supply and gallery owners, graphic artists, window dressers, art consultants, and grant writers. Each of Limestone’s degrees prepares students for graduate studies. The major in Studio Art focuses on the development of the individual student's artistic competency. This degree program is designed to provide a solid foundation for work toward graduate degrees and art-related vocations. Advanced Placement (AP) credit may be accepted toward elective hours in art.

Some occupations include:

Art Director, Cinematographer, Computer Animator, Special Effects Artist, Scenery and Set Designer, Costume Designer, Make-up Artist, Storyboard Illustrator, Puppeteering/ Puppet Design, Matte or Background Painter, Editorial Art Director, Editorial Illustrator, Court Artist Book Designer, Cartoonist/ Comic Strip Artist, Political Cartoonist, Medical or Technical Illustrator

Fast Facts

  • Art competitions were once part of the Olympics. Here’s one of our more surprising art facts. Between the years of 1912 and 1948, medals were awarded for painting, sculpting, music, architecture, and literature. Olympic athletes were required to be amateurs in the arts for them to qualify.
  • The ‘Creation of Man’ was made with a series of special scaffoldings. Michelangelo painted the fresco ceiling of the Sistine Chapel entirely standing up. He also invented a special scaffolding that would help the painting stick to the chapel walls.
  • The Mona Lisa was not famous until it was stolen. Before the year 1911, most people were not aware of the existence of the Mona Lisa. By this time, the painting was already over 350 years old. Critics and scholars only began paying attention to the art piece after it was stolen. Several people gathered to see the empty exhibition of where the Mona Lisa was placed rather than to see the painting itself.
  • The Starry Night was painted in a psych ward. Vincent van Gogh painted the piece during his stay at the Saint Paul de Mausole Psychiatric hospital in Saint Remy. The painting depicts the town he saw through his room window along with his additional visions.

Requirement Notes

  1. Limestone's required Competency & General Education courses
  2. A total of 120 credit hours
  3. The required courses listed below (33 credit hours)
  4. Two three-dimensional Art courses from AR208, 210, 211 (6 credit hours)
  5. Additional Art course electives excluding AR240 (15 credit hours)

* This major includes one AWE course (3 credit hours)

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