Liberty Studio Art Bachelor's Degree
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
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Aug 19, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Learn How to Create Meaningful, Marketable Art with Our B.S. in Studio Art Degree

Refine your creativity as a visual artist, painter, sculptor, and more with a studio art degree from Liberty University. You’ll develop your talent and perfect your skills in studio art through our specialized courses in the field. With our studio art concentration, you’ll gain an understanding of the language, aesthetics and cultural impacts of visual communication. Learn from degreed professors who are skilled in their craft and strong in their faith. 

Throughout this degree, you’ll engage in liberal arts training in English, math, social and natural science, cultural studies, and technology. At Liberty, our mission is to Train Champions for Christ with the knowledge and skills needed to make an impact on the world for Christ.

Our professors believe this and are committed to your success. In addition to the core courses of this degree program, you will study the Old and New Testament, theology, and contemporary/modern issues through a biblical worldview.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art?

This means that we are dedicated to providing you with the technical skills, hands-on experience, and biblical training you need to lead in your field with excellence and integrity. We believe in helping you reach your full potential as an artist who is prepared to impact the world for eternity. Partner with us, and make the difference you always knew you could.

Our professors have years of professional experience as artists working for companies, starting their own businesses, and fulfilling commissions. They will work with you one-on-one to develop your professional skills and invite you to seek guidance and wisdom from them about portfolio ideas and ambitions so they can help you perfect your pieces and reach your goals. 

For our incoming students who excel, we provide additional support and community through our Honors and Eagle Scholars programs, so you can develop your leadership skills and make the most of your academic and artistic achievements.

    What Will You Learn in Our B.S. in Studio Art Degree Program?

    In our B.S. in Studio Art degree program, you can learn how to use a variety of digital and traditional artistic media to create meaningful and impactful art. Explore your passions in drawing, painting, sculpting, and photography to hone your skills and learn best practices.  The best art communicates with its audience, and you can learn how to use your artistic skills to incorporate powerful messages about faith, hope, compassion, and life into your photographs, paintings, and other projects.

    In addition to an emphasis on professional development, our Bachelor of Science degree in studio art has more free credit hours available, compared to our Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. You can fill these available hours with a minor in theatre, business, clothing and textile development, or another area related to the career you intend to pursue. Adding a minor to your bachelor’s degree gives you a wide variety of skills that makes you more marketable as you pursue a career as unique as you are.

    Review our studio art Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

    Featured Courses

    ARTS 211 – Drawing I

    Here’s what you’ll learn:

    • Gesture and contour lines
    • Positive and negative space
    • Linear perspective
    • Sight measurement techniques
    • Modeling perspective
    • Composition

    ARTS 321 – Painting I

    Here’s what you’ll learn:

    • The basics of direct painting
    • The importance of form and color to the artistic image

    ARTS 330 – Sculpture I

    Here’s what you’ll learn:

    • How to design and create three-dimensional sculptural objects
    • How to solve artistic and sculptural problems
    • Materials and tools used to create sculpture
    • Sculpture design concepts, terminology, history, processes, and techniques

    ARTS 361 – Digital Photography

    Here’s what you’ll learn:

    • The basics of digital photography
    • How to operate a single-lens reflex camera proficiently
    • How to correct and digitally manipulate images
    • How to use industry-standard software
    • How to communicate through photographs alone

    Degree Information

    Our Bachelor of Science in Studio Art Program Highlights

    • Our professors have years of real-world experience creating art on commission, forming their own studios, providing illustrations, and exhibiting their work around the country.
    • Our studio art program produces graduates of distinction who are using their artistic skills to design shoes for Merrell, graphics for Target’s Magnolia Hearth and Hand collection, and print layouts for real estate companies.
    • Our students have won hundreds of awards on the local, regional, and national levels for art, design, and photography.
    • Our Department of Studio and Digital Arts provides the latest technology, so you can have the creative freedom you need to produce cutting-edge, marketable pieces.
    • Join one of our Studio and Digital Arts student clubs.
    • Showcase your achievements in a senior studio art exhibition open to the public.

    Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

    Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

    • Admission application
    • Official high school transcripts
    • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
    • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
    • Admission essay

     *Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.

    Our Studio Art Bachelor’s Degree Program Information

      Potential Career Opportunities for Our B.S. in Studio Art Graduates

      • Art critic
      • Cartoonist
      • Commercial artist
      • Illustrator
      • Interior decorator
      • Painter
      • Sculptor