Stroll the greatest gallery districts in any major city on the planet, and you will find the independent artists who make the great works you pass by. Most of these artists went to art school, and learned from the ground up how to let their visions become reality. Don’t let the competitive nature of the art world intimidate you. If you are truly great, your works will shine through. As with other majors, the quality and scope of a schools actual facilities should be a high priority.
As a student of the visual arts, you will be exposed to a hands-on, product-oriented curriculum that provides you with the background of experience preferred by most graduate programs and a professional portfolio that is art-world ready. Weld steel sculptures, carve stone, pull prints from the press, paint, draw, collage, throw and sculpt pottery "
(Provided by: Newberry College)
"Our core curriculum allows us to bring students who may be generalists thinking about craft as a broader context, and specialists who are thinking about ceramics, or glass, or jewelry, and metals, enamel, and have them work together around six core subjects over the course of six semesters, exploring creative process, material, form and context."
(Provided By: The Cleveland Institute of Art)
"Guided by a dynamic and energetic faculty, the program recognizes the past by honoring craft traditions and looks forward by embracing contemporary forms – a place where fibers, ceramics and metals are offered alongside painting and photography. Our range of art history courses puts studio practice into social and historic context."
(Provided by: Earlham College)
"Throughout the Studio Arts program, you will be exposed to a number of different mediums and concepts, allowing you to discover and explore your interests and talents. Our expert faculty will guide you through various theories and teach you the techniques required to help you succeed as a studio artist. Not only will you graduate having developed technical competence, but also aesthetic judgment, and a strong commitment to artistic quality."
(Provided By: Florida Southern College)
"Our open studio curriculum is built on the belief that ideas, not requirements, drive your practice and coursework. The path you create is yours—and it’s how you’ll build your skills, discover new tools, and refine your vision. It’s a unique and customized approach that prepares students for a range of different art careers."
(Provided By: Tufts University)
"Your studio—your own bench—will be your home. Master the technical skills of soldering, fabrication, forming, raising, finishing, stone setting, and fine goldsmithing in non-ferrous metals. Learn the art of enameling and casting, and the language of the multiple."
(Provided By: Maine College of Art)
"We teach essential traditions, materials and methods. You’ll also have the opportunity to work within a wide range of visual media, from academic figuration to performance, video and installation. We don’t expect you to produce work within a specific style or genre. Instead, you are free to create your own lineage, adding your voice to a rich continuum."
(Provided By: The Kansas City Art Institute)
"The school’s students gain the techniques, skills, methodology, and vocabulary required for success as productive artists, designers, and scholars. imperative so that the professional expertise is not simply technical training—is development of the critical judgment and historical perspective needed to become a problem solver. Art and design history, melded with studies in the liberal arts and sciences, provides the context for stimulating intellectual and creative inquiry."
(Provided by: Pratt Institute)
"At RISD students approach glass as both an artist's material with remarkable expressive range and a studio discipline imbued with limitless potential, incorporating sculpture, architecture, design, craft and decorative art."
(Provided by: Rhode Island School of Design)