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What is studio art?

The Studio Art program is designed to provide a broad art experience. The eight courses of the studio minor include Art History and classes selected from nine areas of specialization: ceramics, digital art, drawing, jewelry/metals, oil painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and watercolor. This program provides a cohesive artistic introduction to media, technical skills and conceptual skills.

Why studio art at OSU?

Studio art at OSU is dedicated to excellence in all forms of art creation, research and education. Our department has a highly-active faculty who exhibit nationally and internationally, and whose scholarly work is consistently cited for its excellence. When you enroll in this major, you will have the opportunity to participate in student exhibitions, attend art field trips and discover and develop your own artistic expressions.

Career Paths

The Studio Art program challenges students to express themselves clearly and creatively in a variety of mediums. Art students develop the ability to manage multiple projects and work successfully in groups, preparing them for success in a variety of fields:



The Gardiner Gallery of Art exhibits often include student and faculty exhibitions as well as international and national artists. The gallery also features faculty and student curated shows and traveling exhibitions.

the tools an OSU student uses to create art.

a curator reviewing the work of an OSU student in the Museum of Art

OSU Museum of Art

Students play a vital role in every aspect of the museum's operation. We offer opportunities that allow students to be involved in all areas of museum work such as installing exhibitions, writing labels, working with faculty to design exhibitions and helping with the day-to-day operations by serving as guards and working in visitor services positions.

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