Studio Art

The major of studio art at Palm Beach Atlantic University is designed to develop your abilities as a generalist in art, while also affording you opportunity to specialize in one or more studio areas (e.g. ceramics, drawing, painting, crafts, photography, etc.). You’ll be able to display your work in a variety of venues, including twice-annual shows on campus. You will live and study in an art hub, as PBA's main campus in West Palm Beach is in close proximity to the internationally acclaimed Norton Museum of Art, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum and the Society of the Four Arts.

Your Courses & Classes

Your Experience

As a studio art major at PBA, you'll: 

  • Enjoy a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 18.
  • Experience an arts education grounded in the liberal arts with a Christian perspective.
  • Enhance your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations.
  • Develop a perspective to your artistic endeavors through Christ-centered service projects and cocurricular opportunities.
  • Graduate with a true understanding and appreciation of art.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to teach art in schools, churches or recreational programs.

Your Faculty

Your professors have decades of experience as artists. One of our faculty members has done graphic design work for Disney, Mitsubishi Motors and Pacific Mutual Insurance. Another was awarded first place in a five-state “Imaging the Gulf” competition.

Your Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, you might choose to practice one or more of the visual arts as a career choice, or you might seek a professional position wherein artistic competencies are regularly utilized. With your broad education in the visual arts, supported by a liberal arts education, you might choose to pursue graduate-level education in the arts or more specialized art training.