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Studio Art

Oakland University

48 months
24708 USD/year
24708 USD/year
13934 USD/year
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The Studio Art program at Oakland University stands out for small classes and attentive faculty. Our undergraduate art degree offers strong personal guidance that lets you explore your passion and maximize your potential. You’ll also develop marketable workforce skills in our studio art program, becoming proficient in writing, critical analysis, and multimedia technology.


Studio Art Degree: The Oakland University Advantage

Students appreciate Oakland’s visual arts program for its supportive, welcoming environment. We promote cooperation over competition and encourage individuals to experiment, take risks, think independently, and discover what they’re capable of.

The Studio Art program at Oakland University also provides you with:

  • Individual attention. Most classes in Oakland’s undergraduate art program have 12 students or fewer, ensuring that you get one-on-one instruction and training. You’ll build strong faculty relationships that help you identify your strengths, refine your technical skill, and develop a unique artistic identity.
  • Creative inspiration. Art majors at Oakland enjoy access to the most current art-making technology, including 3D printers, mural-scale digital printers, laser cutters, microcontrollers, and other advanced tools. You’ll have various opportunities to exhibit your art, collaborate with other students, and interact with prominent artists and designers through the art program’s high-profile lecture series. 
  • Real-world experience. Our studio art degree offers study-abroad opportunities in Italy, Holland, and France. You can intern at the university art gallery on campus, or arrange off-campus work placements with galleries, nonprofits, cultural institutions, or even local businesses or nonprofits. The bachelor’s degree in art culminates in a capstone project that showcases your creativity, writing ability, and critical analysis. 
  • Highly accomplished faculty. You’ll learn from active artists who offer life lessons along with textbook instruction. Many of our art degree instructors are high-profile creators who’ve earned national attention in publishing, exhibition, or art criticism.
  • Flexible curriculum. The studio art degree includes distinct specializations in drawing, painting, photography, and interactive art and technology. Any of these specialties can be paired with a course sequence in K-12 education, enabling you to get licensed as an art teacher after graduation.

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art?

Recent graduates of our visual art program have gone on to careers in:

  • Art exhibition
  • Interactive media
  • Marketing
  • K-12 teaching
  • Architecture
  • Creative direction
  • Nonprofit advising
  • Arts programming
  • Museum curation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studio Art: 2D
  • Studio Art: 3D
  • Media Art
  • Critical Theory and Practice in Art
  • Professional Practices and Portfolio Design
  • History of Western Art, Renaissance to Present

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Oakland University admission application. While an essay is optional, interested students may choose to include an essay for consideration
  • Cumulative high school grade point averages of 3.2 or above. Applicants with cumulative grade point averages below 3.2, but above 2.5, may be admitted after consideration of the quality of academic preparation. Scholarship awards are based on a student's academic record at the time of admission
  • SAT or ACT scores are no longer required for the incoming classes, for students with a minimum high school GPA of 2.5
  • Number and types of college preparatory courses
  • Positive trend of grades
  • English language proficiency test score reports

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24708 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24708 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    24708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24708 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13934 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13934 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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