Pursue traditional modes and contemporary approaches

The bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree in studio arts is the degree for the professional artist. Focusing on the practice and production of contemporary art this degree affords you the opportunity to pursue intensive coursework in traditional modes of art making such as ceramics, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture while exploring more contemporary approaches such as installation, performance art, public, and social practices. 

Lily Fein ’15 | Untitled Lily Fein ’15 | Untitled
Alex Myers ’17 | Untitled Alex Myers ’17 | Untitled
Taylor Cyprien ’15 | Little Pieces Taylor Cyprien ’15 | Little Pieces
Mirabel Kermond ’15 | Untitled Mirabel Kermond ’15 | Untitled
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Samantha Franklin ’15 | See You Next Thursday and Cock a Doodler Don't Samantha Franklin ’15 | See You Next Thursday and Cock a Doodler Don't
Kyle Slyva ’17 | Untitled Kyle Slyva ’17 | Untitled
Stacy Larson ’15 | Self Portrait Stacy Larson ’15 | Self Portrait
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Giselle Rosenthal ’15 | Growth Giselle Rosenthal ’15 | Growth
Paul Weiner ’15 | Amicus Curiae Paul Weiner ’15 | Amicus Curiae
Holly Wilson ’15 | Getting Dusty in the Cellar Holly Wilson ’15 | Getting Dusty in the Cellar
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Students will have the opportunity to choose to concentrate within one of the traditional media intensives or pursue an interdisciplinary practice that incorporates various mediums, methods, and approaches guided by mentorship programs and extensive advising. With an emphasis on professional practices, emphasizing the skills and abilities to develop and maintain a sustainable artistic practice, this degree aims to build on Syracuse’s rich legacy of educating the innovative artists and cultural practitioners of the future.

As a studio arts major, you may strengthen your resume and broaden your perspectives with a study abroad experience during your time at Syracuse. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., SU Abroad offers more than 100 programs in 60 countries. Studio arts majors often go abroad in Florence, Italy.

Please note: applications are no longer being accepted for the B.F.A. degree programs in ceramics, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Students interested in these areas should apply to the B.F.A. in studio arts or consider our B.S. degree in studio arts.

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