Studio Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts

  • Focus on creative expression through a variety of artistic practices.
  • Begin with a foundation of studio work and creative research.
  • Upper-level coursework relies on personal ingenuity, creative expression, and professional practices.
  • Studio Arts degree with Business Management concentration: Prepares students for careers as entrepreneurs or freelance artists.
  • Studio Arts degree with Web and Digital Media concentration: Prepares students for a wide-variety of personal marketing and community exposure.

Tour the Art Center

Kristin Michelle Mason Art Gallery

Located inside the Mason Art Center at 103 East Main Street, the gallery hosts exhibitions that include student shows, faculty shows, senior portfolio shows, and exhibitions from professional artists. The public is always welcome to view the current exhibition in the gallery, and events are free.

Course Sampling

  • Stained Glass I and II: Learn introductory and advanced skills including glass cutting, soldering, and design.
  • Mixed Media: Experiment with a variety of materials to create exciting and engaging works of art.
  • Sculpture I, II and III: Emphasis on the history of sculpture and its relationship to contemporary art.
  • Career Development: Focuses on interviewing techniques, communication skills, and job searches, as well as current trends in the workplace. An internship is a component of this course.

Potential Careers

Common first jobs for Studio Arts majors: museum technical staff, installation experts, assistant project coordinators, decorative painters, photography assistants, mural artists, package designers, and art instructors.

Studio Arts Minor

The studio arts minor is an interdisciplinary program open to all Beacon students, and it can be combined with a degree in another field, such as business.

Learn More

Want to learn more about our studio arts program? Schedule a visit today by contacting our Office of Admissions at or call 352-638-9731 or 855-220-5376 (toll-free).