Art student and faculty member in the art studio
Studio Art

College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

The studio art degree offered on our St. Paul campus prepares you for a range of careers and graduate study in the visual arts. Over the past century, we've inspired many women artists, designers, and art educators to take risks and be innovative.

Program Details

Take 32 credits per year to finish your degree in four years.

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Develop as an Artist in a Supportive Environment

A major in studio art at St. Kate's begins with introductory art courses to give you a foundation before specializing in one or more areas, including painting, photography, graphic design, and sculpture. Portfolio reviews occur during sophomore and junior years to develop your strengths and allow formal feedback from professors.

During your senior year, the Senior Seminar course teaches you how to continue and thrive as an artist, concluding with a juried exhibition at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery.

Along the way you will have opportunities to learn from visiting artists, the Women’s Art Institute, and trips to local art museums.

Studio art student in the Visual Arts Building at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Careers in Art

With St. Kate's major in studio art, you develop the technical skill and expertise to excel in a wide variety of career options. Many of our graduates have also gone on to further their studies. You will find that the skills you learn will apply to a variety of careers and settings, including:

  • fine art
  • graphic design, illustration, and photography
  • art education
  • interior design and architecture
  • galleries and museums