Bachelor of Fine Arts | College of Creative Arts
What is Studio Art?Art is a means of expression and communication and a way to explore the world in which we live. Artists use various creative techniques, such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, photography, jewelry design and metalworking to invent images that communicate or influence ideas, emotions, and messages to others.
What are the features of Miami’s program?
The department's average teacher/student ratio of 14:1 creates an intimate classroom environment, and our out-of-class activities allow faculty, staff, and students to become well-acquainted.
Miami's department of art, accredited through the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, brings together students of varied interests and talents: students who are studying to be practicing artists, students who are preparing to be art teachers, and students who are concentrating on art history. Often, art classes are composed of students from each of these areas. This enriches and broadens exposure to different points of view.
Regular exhibition opportunities are available through the art department and in a final show of work in a senior capstone exhibition. You will also be encouraged to participate in regional and national competitions.
Although study abroad is valuable to any student, art students can benefit especially from this rich experience. Students can study abroad in department of art faculty-led experiences in Paris, the Czech Republic, and Italy. Art students also frequently take advantage of courses at Studio Art Centers International, as well as other programs in Florence. The wide variety of courses offered are designed to take advantage of the European location. Because travel is part of the program, you have many opportunities to see the great museums of Europe and to experience the ancient artistic traditions of the continent.
Each of the studio areas (ceramics, jewelry design and metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture) have their own labs and studios, with several rooms devoted to each specific area of study.