The BA in Studio Arts provides a broad conceptual and formal foundation in the fundamental principles of art, design, and technology within a liberal arts education.
Students develop visual and cultural literacies through: Individual artistic, creative, and theoretical exploration; Art-historical, exhibition-oriented, and curatorial endeavors; Interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial engagements; and a social justice oriented lens.
Using the creative landscape of Los Angeles the programs in studio arts provide a student-focused art and design education which prepares them for careers, and /or graduate studies in the fine arts, graphic design, multimedia arts, and art education disciplines.
Studio Arts (STAR) and Art History (ARHS) are the two majors offered within the Department of Art & Art History which provides a nationally recognized undergraduate program. The department is a member of NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design).
The Studio Arts (STAR) program of study allows students to pursue the following four emphases: