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Studio Art

Hone your skills in Studio Art and prepare for a career as a professional artist.

By developing your understanding of the creative process and your knowledge of traditional and contemporary artistic concepts you will gain the basis for professional practice and for continued study at the graduate level.

Throughout the Studio Arts program, you will be exposed to a number of different mediums and concepts, allowing you to discover and explore your interests and talents. Our expert faculty will guide you through various theories and teach you the techniques required to help you succeed as a studio artist. Not only will you graduate having developed technical competence, but also aesthetic judgment, and a strong commitment to artistic quality.

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There is a separate portfolio requirement to be accepted into this major. Learn more about the requirements for this major 

Top Reasons to choose Studio Art at florida southern college

Engaged Learning

Your professors work with you individually and in groups for all projects, and the critique process thrives on open discourse and evaluation.

Great Facilities

The program has nine fully equipped discipline-specific studio classrooms—a rarity for any small college.

Expert Faculty

You’ll study with faculty who are nationally recognized artists and art historians who are devoted to teaching.

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Take Your Creative Side to the Edge

In ART 2310 Printmaking I, you'll not only explore monotypes, but you'll also be introduced to intaglio engravings and relief printmaking techniques.

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The department is a forty-year member of Kappa Pi, the international honorary art society.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BA
  • BFA
  • Minor


All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:


Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

Additional Admission Requirements for Studio Art

A portfolio review is required. Deadline for portfolios has been extended to May 1.

In order to be admitted to the Department of Visual Arts and Design at Florida Southern College in Studio Art (Bachelor of Fine Arts/Bachelor of Arts), you must submit a portfolio for review. Your portfolio is automatically used for scholarship consideration.

We prefer that you upload images of your best work to a folder on Google Drive or Dropbox and add the link in the provided space on the registration form. Please do not send physical artwork in the mail. 

If you would like to set up a virtual portfolio review, one or more of our professors would be happy to go through your portfolio with you.

 You should select fifteen to twenty of your best images to submit. We also suggest that you include in your portfolio works from each of the general categories and from as many of the subcategories as possible:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Digital Media
Contour Line
  • Modeling/Value Drawing Perspective
  • Still Life
  • Figure Drawing
  • Self Portrait

  • Compositional Studies
  • Color Theory
  • Value Theory
  • Investigation of Form/Counter-Form

  • Linear Mark-Making

Although our portfolio requirements are prescriptive, rather than creating new or additional work to fill in specific categories, we encourage you to send images from your existing work that matches our requests as best you can. We like to see variety and quality.

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Visual Arts and Design Scholarships

Talent-based awards based upon the submission of a portfolio.

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