Studio Art, B.A.

Reap a harvest of portfolio-worthy artistic endeavors and career-expanding professional experiences at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Creative thinking, bold wondering, and collaborative knowledge-building underpin this biblically informed Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Studio Art degree program.

College of the Arts

West Palm Beach



Why Major in Studio Art at PBA?

Embrace the freedom of exploring art forms as a generalist while specializing your skills in a studio area like ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, and graphic design. The Bachelor’s in Studio Art at Palm Beach Atlantic University celebrates the breadth of possibility within and beyond the arts, emphasizing both technical skill and world-expanding experience that deepens and strengthens your voice, style, craft, and conviction in the creation-loving nature of Christ.


  • Faith and Purpose: Practice creating in an environment that centers Christ’s mission and work in the world.
  • Arts All Around: Near our West Palm Beach location, you’ll find the internationally acclaimed Norton Museum of Art, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, and the Society of the Four Arts.
  • Showcase Your Talents: Display your work in our on-campus Art Gallery and twice-annual student showcases.
  • Study Abroad: Discover global inspiration and opportunity in places like Florence, Italy, Paris, France, and Seoul, South Korea.

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What You’ll Learn

PBA’s studio art degree imbues you with purpose, equipping you to:

  • Appreciate art in its historical and cultural contexts, both past and present
  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skill, and perceptual ability when making and responding to art
  • Display entry-level digital competency in commercial art.

Meet the College of the Arts

Immerse yourself in a community of expressive artists, arts advocates, and redemptive storytellers. The College of the Arts is the meeting place and cultivation ground for our Communication, Art & Media studies, and Performing Arts studies programs. Here, we collaborate, innovate, examine the creative process, showcase our art in the on-campus Art Gallery, and exercise our core Christian values in restorative, authentic, and inspiring acts of creation. 


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Program Details

Let your talents blossom in a dynamic studio arts major that blends multiple art mediums and art history with a broad study of scientific, social, and cultural approaches to engaging with the world. At Palm Beach Atlantic University, every aspect of your education will be rooted in Scripture and tailored to your professional, interpersonal, and spiritual growth.

Review all courses for the 120-credit-hour studio art degree.

Good art requires lived experience, active curiosity, and immersion in the world. At PBA, we build those multifaceted aspects of creation into your degree program. You will complete a minor (or second major!) to complement and strengthen your studio art major with new perspectives.

Our general education program challenges you to ask deep questions, cultivate an intentional worldview, and engage boldly with unfamiliar subjects. Prepare to become a mindful professional and a faithful member of your community—qualities that will set you apart throughout your life. 


Explore the Faith, Roots, and Reason general education courses

Hone your craft across mediums, from drawing, painting, and graphic design to ceramics, sculpture, and digital photography. You’ll also study art history, foundations of art and design, and the process of creativity in art.

Invest in your passions or take up new skills in courses on watercolor, crafts, stained glass, digital graphics, and more. You will also choose to complete an internship in your field of interest or an independent art project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.


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Careers in the arts are rewarding, challenging, and world-opening. At PBA, you’ll build networks, connect with professional organizations, showcase your work, and gain hands-on experiences that can serve you well in the dynamic landscape of professional artists. 


Arts and design occupations are growing consistently, with a median annual wage of $51,520, and some specializations garner much higher earnings—for example, art directors earn more than $105,000 per year on average. 


Other career paths include:

  • Animator
  • Arts administrator
  • Craft artist
  • Fashion designer
  • Fine artist
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior designer
  • Special effects artist

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