Studio Art (BA)

Develop into a professional artist with the skills and techniques gained from an immersion in the studio environment.

Why Studio Art?

A Studio Art degree develops your artistic talent and technique through rigorous instruction and practice in the studio. Courses concentrate on design, art history, painting, ceramics, and many more art mediums.


Why Study Studio Art at Cairn?

  • Integrate and apply a biblical worldview to artistic expression.
  • Develop your personal artistic vision.
  • Complete and exhibit your work in a final portfolio during your senior year.
  • Gain exposure and feedback from professional visiting artists.
  • Study in a vibrant art-making community centrally located between Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington D.C.
  • Learn from professors and visiting artists who teach from their areas of expertise.
  • Build meaningful relationships with professors and classmates who are personally invested in you and your goals.
  • Join in on student-led art-making workshops, exhibitions, and a strong on-campus arts community.


Career Paths

  • Professional Artist
  • Visual Art Apprentice
  • Gallery Operator
  • Arts Council Director
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Community Artist