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As a studio arts major at ONU, you’ll become a master at your craft, whether it’s sculpture, painting, illustration, ceramics or printmaking. We designed our BA in studio arts program to complement a minor or major in another academic area, such as psychology, creative writing or arts administration. In addition, we offer a pre-art therapy option if you want to help people understand themselves and their world through art. This flexible option allows you to minor in psychology and prepares you for graduate school.

Large institutions just can’t provide the individualized attention and opportunities you’ll find here. You’ll learn just as much outside the classroom as you do inside. You’ll participate in juried art shows and enter exhibitions. You’ll go on field trips, participate in group problem-solving sessions, produce art for fundraisers and interact with visiting artists. You’ll take intensive, lab-based courses and produce works of art worthy of accolades. 

Here, you’ll join a close-knit family of artists. From the time you arrive on campus until you graduate, you’ll be guided by the same faculty advisor. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships with your fellow art students. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will go above and beyond to develop you as an artist and professional. 

Upon graduation, you’ll have a portfolio of artistic work that will help you land a great job right away!