Love art? Want to explore it deeper? Our studio art major prepares you for a range of careers and graduate study in the visual arts. Our commitment to women's education and the liberal arts is unique to St. Kate’s. Over the past century, we've inspired many women artists, designers and art educators to take risks and be innovative.
With St. Kate's studio art degree, you gain 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:
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.
We also require art history courses so you gain a broader understanding of the contributions of art to society. Portfolio reviews occur during sophomore and junior years to develop your strengths and give you feedback from professors.
During your senior year, the "Senior Seminar" course teaches you how to continue and thrive as an artist, ending 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.
At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning to achieve your goals.
Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.
The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.
Our faculty are working artists that exhibit professionally and speak at national conferences. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.
This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.