Studio Arts
Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)

This major prepares students to transfer to institutions offering specialized fine arts majors and related fields. Students develop skills in the production of various art forms and in proper use of tools, equipment and materials.

Program Specs

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Painting classroom
Student worker at The Gallery at Penn College.

About the curriculum

Classes

View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

After graduation

Career Opportunities

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

Transferring

Read more information about transferring to another institution in the College Catalog.

Philosophy

Penn College has state-of-the-art facilities with an abundance of current computer technology for training in design and production. Along with computer skills we feel it is important to continue to educate students to use their hands in disciplines such as design, drawing, painting, and photography. This process provides a tactual and perceptive approach to visual problem solving. Using traditional media provides direct and physical engagement; the process requires a necessary interval for the development of concept, image, techniques, and evaluation.

Students become involved in a process that nurtures creativity and stimulates conceptual performance. The freshman, foundation year focuses on developing students’ visual thinking and hand skills. In subsequent years, students concentrate on applied art courses directed toward design and production in many media.

The art faculty encourage students in the objective pursuit of excellence. Individualized critiques provide structure for the creative process and are essential to the ultimate quality of the artwork.

Students are encouraged to attend exhibitions and artists’ talks as part of their education. The Department and College promote exhibitions at the resident gallery.

Performance Standards

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Transfer Procedures

View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Advertising Art/Studio Arts/Graphic Design Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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