Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art
- Professors who are working professionals with first-hand industry knowledge
- Courses tailored to your interests and strengths, to foster a broad understanding of this exciting field
- Students are encouraged to find their individual voice
Marywood's illustration program prepares students for the demanding and competitive field of illustration. Courses center on concept, image creation, and an understanding of a variety of techniques, while stressing the social, political, and ethical responsibilities of the artist and the impact illustration has had, and continues to have, on society.
More About This Degree
- Learn more about this program or visit the Visual Arts website.
- College: Insalaco College of Creative and Performing Arts
- Courses: Available courses in this department
- This program is accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Programs in Art and Design of the Department of Visual Arts are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Art
Ann Marie Castelgrande
Pamela M. Parsons
Co-Chair, Associate Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - Graduate Painting
Assistant Professor, Study Abroad Tours Coordinator
Each area of emphasis is supported by superb facilities, many of which are housed in the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts; as you advance through the program, you'll have access to increasingly sophisticated equipment.
Computer resources include AutoCADsoftware, web design, layout applications, and technology for graphic design, photography, illustration, and interior architecture majors. There are also weaving looms and blueprint machines; a photography studio with black and white and color darkrooms and an advanced lighting studio; a ceramic studio equipped for a wide variety of techniques; a foundry with metalworking facilities;and sculpture and painting studios.
The curricular goal is the development of persons with knowledge, technical skills, conceptual abilities and artistic sensitivity within a supportive environment to prepare them for the demanding and competitive design fields.
I had several job offers immediately after graduating from Marywood.
I graduated in 2014 with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design with a minor in Multimedia. I am currently a Visual Web Designer Consultant for Verizon Wireless. I had several job offers immediately after graduating and chose the Verizon Wireless position because I am a big fan of the company and knew it would be an amazing experience.
I have worked on numerous innovative projects and have been responsible for many of the visual elements on the Verizon Wireless website, which is visited by millions of customers. My assignments have included home page marquees, landing pages, page redesigns, and even being assigned the responsibility of Lead Designer for the Valentine's Day 2015 creative and device launches. I absolutely love my job and am so thankful for this opportunity. Every day is a new challenge and I welcome it.
Looking back, I believe that Marywood's school size contributed a great deal to my achievements. I do not think I would have been able to do as much as I did at a larger school. At Marywood, the classes were small and professors were always available to answer questions.
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation
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Within the Bachelor of Fine Arts: Studio Art major, there are two areas of emphasis: 2-D and 3-D. The Studio Art program equips students to meet an ever-changing and competitive field through a commitment to creative thinking and endeavor. The goal for students is that they become independent, creative thinkers, responsible to a wide audience and assertive in their own kind of expression. All students take foundation courses, intermediate students take intermediate level 2-D or 3-D courses. In sequential upper-level courses, students choose advanced courses in painting, illustration, ceramics or sculpture.
Foundation Courses for both 2-D and 3-D Emphases
|ART 110||Basic Drawing||
|ART 116||Drawing I||
|ART 118||Two-Dimensional Design and Color||
|ART 212||Three-Dimensional Design||
|ART 233||Painting I||
|ART 322||Foundation Portfolio Review||0|
Students in the 2-D illustration track are prepared for the demanding and competitive field of illustration. Courses center on concept and development, image design, and an understanding of finish techniques, while stressing the social, political, and ethical responsibilities of the artist and the impact illustration has had, and continues to have, on society.
|ART 113*||Art History I||3|
|ART 114*||Art History II||3|
|ART 215A||Figure Drawing I||3|
|ART 215B||Figure Drawing II||3|
|ART 218||Art in the Modern Era||3|
|ART 221A||Visual Concepts||3|
|ART 226||Basic Printmaking||3|
|ART 241||Computer Graphics||3|
|ART 314||Introduction to Graphic Design||3|
|ART 322A,B,C||Portfolio Review||0|
|ART 345||Painting II||3|
|ART 422A||General Illustration I||3|
|ART 422B||General Illustration II||3|
|ART 424||Intermediate Illustration||6|
|ART 427B||Advanced Problems in Visual Communication||6|
|ART 431||History of American Illustration||3|
|ART 441M||Digital Illustration||3|
|ART Elective||Studio or Fieldwork Experience (ART 449)||3|
|ART Elective||Art History Elective or Studio Elective||3|
*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.