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.
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.
Are you interested in art? Take a tour of Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center, the home of visual arts at Meredith College. Our art students benefit from a rigorous but supportive environment led by faculty who are award-winning, professional artists.
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Nikki Wertz, ’19, is a woman of few words. As a studio art major, she uses her art to tell stories, express herself, and be a voice for social issues that matter to her. It’s through art that she finds her voice.