"The art program at Pfeiffer is an intimate one. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of mediums and art methods to better grow their own personal ideas. The student’s vision is at the forefront of the program and their willingness to work to expand that vision will be the measuring stick for their personal success."
-Josh Cross, Associate Professor
The studio art program offers a 45 SH major dedicated to empowering students with the knowledge to express themselves through two-dimensional and three-dimensional creative visual art. The program is geared toward those students whose aim is to make the visual arts their specific area of study for their degree as well as students who wish to sample an endeavor into studio art and expand their knowledge base of it. A student will earn their BA in studio art designed around a variety of multi-tiered courses in basic design and theory, painting, drawing, traditional and digital darkroom photography practices, sculpture, mixed media, contemporary art theory and visual culture.
In addition to our on-campus faculty, the studio art student will benefit from our visiting artist program and exhibition opportunities through our gallery space and local excursions. All students will find that the curriculum not only teaches them the technical skills of art making, but also the ways and means to utilize these skills to connect their personal and communal creativity to the world at large.
NOTE: The following courses will suffice for the General Education requirements of the undergraduate college: ART 201, 210, 211, 310, 312, 410, 510, 511. Art minors are not required to take Senior Exhibition, but it is highly recommended.