Studio Art – Program Features

Project-Based Learning

At Maryville University, we balance the studio art curriculum with core courses in drawing and design, along with classes in history, theory, concepts and creative problem solving.

We add survival skills like setting up a studio, legal issues, resumes and exploring job opportunities. 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.

The Studio Art Program also features a senior capstone and seminar class and student-curated exhibits on and off campus and a senior exhibit, the culmination of your studio art endeavors. Students are encouraged to seek out internships at some of St. Louis’ top art venues such as: St. Louis Art Museum, Laumeier Sculpture Park, COCA, Michael Eastman Photography and Phillip Slein Gallery.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.

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