Studio Art

Studio Art

Degree requirements:

Art: Studio Art, BA

Minor: Studio Art (STDA), Minor

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Studio Art is dedicated to excellence in all forms of art creation, research, and education. The Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History has a highly active faculty who exhibit nationally and internationally, and whose scholarly work is consistently cited for its excellence. The department provides unique opportunities for students to experience art through exhibits, travel, internships, and research.

Courses to expect for this major include, Jewelry Making, Public Art, Ceramics, Oil Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor, Life Drawing, and Museum and Curatorial Studies.

Career Options

A degree in the arts allows students to develop strong communication skills – written, spoken, and visual – and gives them experience in problem solving and analysis. Art students develop the ability to manage multiple projects and work successfully in groups. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

  • Art Teacher
  • Art Historian
  • Museum Educator
  • Curator
  • Ceramic Artist
  • Book Illustrator
  • Painter
  • Gallery Director
  • Layout Artist
  • Filmmaker
  • Industrial Designer
  • Print Maker
  • Jewelry Designer


The Studio Art minor is designed to provide a broad art experience. The eight courses of the studio minor include Art History and classes selected from seven 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. Students enrolled in art classes have the opportunity to participate in student exhibitions and attend art field trips, and they are encouraged to discover and develop their own artistic expressions. The Studio Art minor is often paired with majors in Architecture, Art History, Marketing, and Media and Strategic Communications.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of Registrar.


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts & Sciences, and respective Departments.

When students complete the OSU admission application, they are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The Art, Graphic Design & Art History Department offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligable students.


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Art, Graphic Design & Art History
108 Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078