Studio Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Studio with Concentrations in 2D | 3D | Photo

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the standard, comprehensive and professional degree for those who wish to enter the market as studio professionals or enter into a graduate studio program.

Students are given four options to emphasize in this highly rigorous program of study: 2D, 3D, Photography and Digital Studio. By clicking on the specific track, you can see a document more clearly outlining these programs of study. The BFA program requires admission through an interview and portfolio review process as the expectations for this academic and career path is considered highly exceptional in studio practice.

Your vision

Studio art encompasses visual art such as photographs, paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and ceramics. Earning a studio arts degree from Troy University gives you access to an innovative curriculum, skilled and knowledgeable faculty and a focus of your choosing. Concentrations are offered in 2D, 3D, photography and/or digital studio.

Exceptional education

Within the bachelor of studio arts program at TROY, you will be introduced to desktop graphic applications, emerging technological advancements in art and design and principles of two, three- and four-dimensional space and drawing. You will also examine the development of art from pre-history to the Gothic period focusing on the various social and cultural factors that determine the uses and appearance of art at different times.

Hands-on experience

TROY’s studio arts curriculum also allows you to study while creating in hands-on environments. You will learn printmaking while producing black and white multiples in relief, intaglio, serigraphy and lithography. Your pottery and ceramics classes include hand building, wheel throwing and glazing/firing techniques. You’ll also have opportunities to take courses centered in the areas of painting, drawing the human form and exploring the fundamentals of digital color photographic processes, digital photography manipulation and editing and studio lighting.

Prepared for success

Building a successful portfolio is vitally important to the artist or graphic designer entering the workforce or graduate school. As a part of TROY’s studio arts degree, you will develop a compilation of work that expresses your innovation, mastery of skills and ability to research and complete projects. You will also develop a formal strategy on pursuing a career in studio art and learn the relevant skills needed to market yourself, plan, collaborate and exhibit your artwork

From your first day of class to the day of your graduation, TROY’s faculty will guide and encourage you in each of the classes to give you the skills, confidence and background to make your dreams of creating art for a living a reality.

 

Consider your options

The BFA degree in 2D Studio Concentration is intended for those students who are interested in pursuing a career or educational advancement in the areas of drawing, paintingprintmaking and mixed media. The BFA degree is widely considered to be the professional degree of choice for those students who desire to advance into the practice of fine arts or continuing graduate education.

Two-dimensional work has historically ranged from a variety of painting, printmaking, drawing and collage processes. Two-dimensional media also includes the exploration of a variety of media, concepts and processes culminating into works of art.

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The BFA degree in 3D Studio Concentration is intended for those students who are interested in pursuing a career or educational advancement in the area of sculpture and ceramics. The BFA degree is widely considered to be the professional degree of choice for those students who desire to advance into the practice of fine arts or continuing graduate education.

Historically ceramics ranged from hand- building, wheel throwing and glazing/ firing techniques. Sculpture spans a variety of traditional sculpting process such as constructing, casting, carving and more. Three-dimensional media also includes the exploration of a variety of media and processes culminating into works of art. Three-dimensiaonal work may be kinetic or static or even integrated with electronic devices for sound and motion.

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Photo Studio

The BFA degree in Photo Studio Concentration is intended for those students who are interested in pursuing a career or educational advancement in the area of photographical arts. The BFA degree is widely considered to be the professional degree of choice for those students who desire to advance into the practice of fine arts or continuing graduate education.

Photo studio work may range from traditional landscape, architectural, portrait, fashion, and product photography to conceptual art. Photo media may also be hybridized with other media and processes culminating into works of art that are to be viewed from multiple formats.

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The BFA degree in Digital Studio Concentration is intended for those students who are interested in pursuing a career or educational advancement in the area of digital and electronic studio arts. The BFA degree is widely considered to be the professional degree of choice for those students who desire to advance into the practice of fine arts or continuing graduate education.

Digital studio work ranges from static to non-static computer imaging. The finished art form may be in print,projection, video, film, web, or other digital formats/processes. Digital media may also include hybridizing with an array of analog media and processes culminating into works of art that are to be viewed from multiple formats.

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Program Locations

  • Troy Campus