Studio Art

Department: Visual Arts
Delivery Method: On-Campus
Type: Concentration of Art (Visual Arts)
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Create meaning. Engage with other artists. Discover your creative potential.

As you develop your talents and become proficient in a variety of studio art media, you will learn what it means to make, experience and feel art. Attract minds and hearts with your artwork as art viewers mull the complexities or simplicities of your piece. Make people think about the world, their communities, and themselves. Develop a knowledge of art and focus on training in a specific medium such as ceramics, expressive ecopsychology, fibers, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

A studio art undergraduate degree from UW-Superior will give you the opportunity to study under accomplished artists who take a vested interest in helping you achieve your goals. You’ll have opportunities to create and exhibit your art and prepare for a career doing what you love.

*Students earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree through the studio art concentration.

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Proud History

Our art program has a long, proud history with many alumni working as professors, artists, teachers, therapists and gallery owners.



You will have opportunities to gain experience through internships in the vibrant Superior-Duluth arts community.

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Fine Arts Facilities

The Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center facilities include spacious studios for painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking, drawing, woodworking, metal working, stained glass, mosaics and weaving.

What You’ll Learn

Through a concentration in studio art at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Develop problem-solving skills within design, form and color
  • Understand the theory, psychology, and use of color
  • Become proficient in the fundamentals of drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, and fibers
  • Become an expert in a specialized field of studio art
  • Develop self-awareness and self-expression through artistic inquiry
  • Create engaging works of art

I thought it was a very beautiful campus and it felt safe, safer than a lot of other campuses I toured. There seemed to be more opportunities with professors helping me with beyond what they need to do. And that is kind of what brought me here.

Abbey Karnes,
Studio Art

I feel like I actually got more opportunities at UWS than I would have at a larger university. My visual arts professors knew me well and were so supportive. They helped me in so many ways.

Sonia Fields,
Visual Arts – Studio Art

Program Outcomes/Career Opportunities

Begin your career as a:

  • Teacher
  • Art therapist
  • Photographer
  • Gallery owner or manager
  • Illustrator
  • Painting restorer
  • Printmaker
  • Sculptor
  • Painter
  • Medical or scientific illustrator
  • Fashion artist
  • Cartoonist
  • Animator

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Applying to UW-Superior is easy and free for undergraduate students. Once your application is submitted, you’ll hear from us within just a few days. We’re here to help you every step of the way with any questions you may have, so why wait? Start your application today.  

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