Our students develop their artistic practices while pursuing diverse academic interests in science + medicine, design, and the humanities. They graduate uniquely equipped to become professional artists and find prosperous careers in virtually every field.
Produce digital animations and aerial drone videos
Print and bind your own artist books + editions
Practice figurative, abstract, and experimental painting techniques
Use digital fabrication tools like the Potterbot
STUDIO ART AREAS
Studio art comprises diverse disciplines and practices. By their very nature, these courses will inspire and challenge you to think, act, and be in the world differently.
Time-Based + Media Art
Discover the perfect path for you.
Every first-year student is mentored by a dedicated academic advisor who guides them in shaping the educational path they desire. This includes course selection and scheduling. Whether you want a studio-intensive or a broader liberal arts-focus, we will help you find the right choice for you.
BFA in Studio Art
More studio-intensive experience
65 credits of studio courses (about ½ of your total coursework)
Optional concentrations in Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Time-Based + Media Art
Capstone experience + annual thesis exhibition
*Students may also earn the BFA as part of a dual-degree program.
BA in Art
Broader liberal arts focus
30-36 credits of studio courses (about ¼ of your total coursework)
No capstone requirement
*Students may also earn the BA as part of a dual-degree program.
Second Major in Art
Integrated mix of disciplines, including printmaking, photography, sculpture, painting, and time-based + new media
Designed for WashU undergraduates pursuing a primary degree in another discipline
Develops essential skills like visual thinking + creativity
In the senior capstone course, BFA in Studio Art students commit to an artistic position evidenced through studio production, presentation, and writing. You’ll deliver a public presentation about your work and participate in the BFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition at the Des Lee Gallery in downtown St. Louis.