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
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