The studio art program allows students to pursue the creation of visual art and explores the business practices and marketing skills needed for professional success.

The studio art major is designed for the student who intends to pursue the creation of visual art as a profession. The program prepares you for graduate school as well as employment in the field. You’ll gain practical and creative experience through interactions with professional artists in a variety of settings. You’ll be involved in Meredith’s exhibition program. Above all, you’ll learn to make art that matters.

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Beth Mulvaney
Head, Art Department
107-2 Gaddy-Hamrick
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(919) 760-8332
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Meredith Colllege Art Gallery
Landfill Dogs, a fine art photography project and book by associate professor of art Shannon Johnstone


The studio art program offers individualized instruction that helps students mature artistically and discover their personal style and preferred media. Students learn to function creatively through a variety of experiences designed to help them gain an understanding of the artistic process and human culture. In addition to cultivating students’ artistic skills, the program instructs them on the basic business practices, legal rights and procedures, and presentation and marketing methods that lead artists to professional success.

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Strong Stories | Libby O'Daniel

Watch strong student Libby O'Daniel, '14, a studio art major, talk about conducting undergraduate research overseas through Meredith's study abroad program in Italy. Watch video »

Studio Art Major Going Strong

Watch strong student Libby O'Daniel, '14, a studio art major, talk about conducting undergraduate research overseas through Meredith's study abroad program in Italy.

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Student Artwork


Our student artists work with a wide range of subject matter and materials, from ceramics to fiber to print. Each artist favors her own media and is inspired by her own motivations and narratives. Student artwork is featured during special exhibitions in the Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery.


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