The Studio Art Experience

Studio art courses at Lawrence University offer students the chance to work closely with instructors as they focus on a variety of artistic mediums. Students enrolled in a studio art course have 24-hour access to the Wriston Art Center facilities.

Studio art majors or minors are required to take one or more media-specific course sequence at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Sequences in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, new media in art, ceramics, and sculpture enable students to create a body of work in a specific medium while becoming self-reliant using the studio art facilities.

  • Independent Research within the studio art department is facilitated through independent studies and tutorials. The students submit a proposal in which the professor evaluates for a creative and unique conceptual approach to each medium beyond the advanced level or a topic focus outside of the current curriculum.
  • Internships are available within each area of study. While this is primarily achieved off campus, the faculty works closely with students to identify internships that will help enhance their career goals and initiatives. Internships are pursued throughout the year.
  • The Teaching Certification program can also be a part of the students’ education at Lawrence. The teaching assistantships enable the students to work closely with faculty advisor(s) and school instructors to successfully complete the program within 13 terms.

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