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Studio Art

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
(919) 760-8332
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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 Story | Libby O'Daniel

A studio art major, Libby O'Daniel likes to use her art to bring people to new ideas they may not have otherwise encountered.

Strong Story | Libby O'Daniel

A studio art major, Libby O'Daniel likes to use her art to bring people to new ideas they may not have otherwise encountered.

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Nora Butkovich

Nora Butkovich

Grad school scholarship winner Nora Butkovich says Meredith prepared her for the next step toward her art career.

Libby O'Daniel

Libby O’Daniel

Libby O'Daniel, '14, studio art major, conducted undergraduate research overseas through Meredith's study abroad program in Italy.

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.


Visit the Weems Art Gallery

  • Metal Work
  • Dragon Tapestry
  • Sculpture of hand made of stone