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Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art

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Choose Saint Rose for Your Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art

If art is your passion, Saint Rose is the studio where you’ll express yourself, experiment with different media, and find and refine your voice.

You’ll find an intimate, collaborative community of bright, innovative peers and dedicated instructors who are working artists. On top of a broad liberal education, you’ll gain solid foundational skills and a thorough knowledge of art and its traditions.

Take the lead, with the resources, education, and network to launch your art career

In addition, you’ll have the freedom and resources to explore a wide variety of career paths, mount solo and group exhibitions, and hone your leadership skills. You’ll learn about the business of art, from developing fruitful connections to applying for prestigious research grants. Whether you aspire to be a professional artist, gallery owner, curator, or art historian, Saint Rose is the perfect place to launch your creative career.

Program Highlights

You receive the full Saint Rose Center for Art & Design experience:

  • Choose from a BFA or BS in studio art and one or more concentrations: painting/drawing, photography, printmaking, or sculpture
  • Enjoy day trips to New York City, as well as longer faculty-led programs to England, Spain, Italy, France, Ecuador, Cuba, and China
  • Create in our state-of-the art facilities well equipped for each concentration
  • Learn from prestigious visiting artists, such Holland Cotter, Robert Storr, Tom Nozkowski, Ryan Trecartin, and Julie Heffernan
  • Get valuable internship opportunities attuned to your area of interest: Internships are required, and you’re supported in finding them
  • Our program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
Siena Phelps '20, Studio Art Major at The College of Saint Rose

How World-Renowned Artist Became Siena Phelps’ Biggest Fan

Phelps credits the College with giving her exposure to many well-known artists, through on-campus artist talks and visits to galleries in New York. And, Phelps said, her education had also given her the confidence to talk to artists.

Read Her Story

Student Work

This motion-graphics video was produced by Jessica Caruso, who was a freshman in a Foundations-level class when she made the video, and Jen Oviedo, a Communications major. Caruso created the visuals while Oviedo put sound to the animations based on her own interpretations and interviews with the artist.

Exceptional Faculty

Emphasis on inventive hands-on learning

Our faculty are committed to your ability to act creatively, think critically, and make lasting contributions as innovative artists, designers, educators, scholars, and leaders.

Kristine Corso Tolmie - Department Chair, Center for Art & Design, College of Saint Rose

Faculty Spotlight: Kristine Tolmie

Department Chair, Associate Professor of Printmaking

Professor Tolmie has taught all introductory-, core-, advanced- and graduate-level courses in screen printing, intaglio printmaking, and relief printmaking. Areas of specialization include: printmaking curriculum design and development, as well as, studio management.

Explore our Faculty

Internship Opportunities & Curriculum

Internships in Studio Art

Gaining relevant work experience before you graduate is integral to your success, which is why internships are required at The Center for Art & Design. Build your portfolio at organizations such as ESPN, Pentagram, L.L. Bean, The Vermont Sculpture Center, Dia Art Foundation, and more.

Course Requirements

The College of Saint Rose Studio Art program offers both a Bachelor of Art and a Bachelor of Science enabling our students to develop the ability to explore a diverse range of mediums experimenting with concepts and ideas through shaping, transforming, and re-contextualizing materials.

 

Suggested Four Year Course Plans

Download the following course sequences to help you plan out your degree with the following concentrations:

Alumni Outcomes

Our Alumni have got it figured out.

They’re designing for the world’s top publications and consumer brands, curating at galleries and museums, producing animations for video games and films. Or they’re beautifying urban landscapes with their murals, or running their own businesses. Our art and design alumni are influential, productive, visible, successful, and happy in their chosen fields.

Explore Our Amazing Outcomes
Daesha Devón Harris ’02, studio art alum, with her work titled, “How I Got Over,” 2017.

Daesha Devón Harris ’02, studio art alum, with her work titled, “How I Got Over,” 2017.

Read about Daesha's Exhibition at Saint Rose
  • Jeep Corp.
  • Cooperstown Dream Parks
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Huntington Museum of Art
  • The Photo Center (Troy)
  • The Art Studio (New York)
  • Ellsworth Kelly Foundation
  • Middleburg College Art Studio
  • Tang Museum of Art
  • Hammer Museum, UCLA
  • RPI
  • Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
  • Coos History + Maritime Museum
  • Lehman College, CUNY
  • Nanz Co.
  • Jeffrey Gibson Studio
  • Collar Works Gallery
  • Institute of Contemporary Art (Miami)
  • Yale
  • Cornell
  • SAIC
  • RISD
  • NYU
  • SMFA
  • Pratt

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