The Art Experience
The realm of studio art is so vast, you could spend a lifetime examining its never-ending reservoir of possibilities. So when you enter Maryville’s Studio Art program, you’ll be exposed to all kinds of studio experiences, and you will graduate with a diverse, top-notch portfolio.
About the Studio Art Program
Though your first three years at Maryville will focus on the here and now, preparation for the future is also a key part of your education. That’s why we require our Studio Art Senior Capstone and Seminar class. It’ll help you transition into life after graduation by covering the details of setting up a studio, exhibition options, résumés, artist’s statements, job options, networking, gallery protocol, legal issues and other practical matters. We also try to incorporate guest speakers and field trips whenever it’s feasible.
Although you’ll study a wide spectrum of topics, you can be sure that you’ll receive individual attention. Your experience will be tailored with one-on-one assessments, technical and aesthetic feedback from your instructors, and independent study in areas like graphic novels or installation art to assure the most personal growth possible.
To make sure you get as much real-world experience as possible, you’ll be expected to complete an internship before you graduate. Don’t worry – faculty members will help you find an appropriate internship that reflects your interests and future goals. Attending events and working with faculty are the best ways to expand your internship opportunities. Past students have interned at places like COCA, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis University Museum of Art, Don Weigand Studios, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Michael Eastman Photography, Matt O’Shea Photography Studio, Missouri Historical Society, Morse Fine Art Studios, Alive Magazine and Phillip Slein Gallery.