Studio Art – Program Features

Project-Based Learning

Creativity, is one of your most valuable assets, Maryville Design & Visual Art’s primary purpose is to guide students to meet their highest creative potential. Our curriculum is crafted to hone your passions and encourage your ability to visually communicate and creatively solve problems, primary factors in success after earning your degree.

Maryville University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, targeted towards students passionate about the fine arts. This liberal arts degree will give you opportunity to explore drawing, painting, ceramics, metals, photography, digital media and more with experienced professors that are also practicing artist.

With a required minor, students enhance their academic experiences with choices from many disciplines such as psychology, art history, business, English, communication, and more.

St. Louis is the home of many renowned museums and galleries with an exceptionally engaged and active creative community. This makes Maryville’s home city an ideal location for the study of studio art.

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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