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Photo of GVSU studio art student working with his professor in a sculpting class. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Studio Art, B.A., B.S., B.F.A.

Each studio art degree integrates the values of a liberal education while preparing graduates for intensive engagement with the production and examination of the visual arts.


8%
National Job Growth

Studio art opportunities are projected to grow 8% in the U.S. by 2025.

Small Class Sizes

Students receive individualized attention from faculty members.

7%
West Michigan Job Growth

Studio art opportunities are projected to grow 7% in West Michigan by 2025.


Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

Students can pursue an emphasis in ceramics, graphic design, illustration, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and visual studies. The program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

A studio art minor is also offered, requiring completion of eight courses.

Why Study the Visual Arts at Grand Valley?


Program Details