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Studio Art, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Saint Louis, MO, United States
The realm of studio art is so vast, you could spend a lifetime examining its never-ending reservoir of possibilities. So when you enter Maryville University’s Studio Art program, you’ll be exposed to all kinds of studio experiences, and you will graduate with a diverse, top-notch portfolio. The B. A. in Studio Art is intended for the student desiring a broad exposure to the study of fine art.
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Throughout your Studio Art studies at Maryville University, you can expect a student-centered, academically rigorous and market-relevant education focused on your personal and career and goals.

  • Expert faculty members are passionate about mentoring and helping each student identify a strong career path.
  • Professional connections are emphasized in learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
  • We are committed to a technology-forward learning environment.
  • Maryville continually updates curriculums with input from business and professional leaders to keep pace with the needs of employers.
What Can I Do With A Studio Art Degree?

The goals of the Studio Art program, whether you earn a B.F.A. or a B.A., are to prepare you for a career in art and design, or to assist you in pursuing graduate studies in studio art (M.F.A.), medical illustration or arts administration.

Your decision to enroll in the B.F.A. Studio Art program reflects your passion for making art and your desire to become an artist. In this program you will develop and learn new skills, meet people who share your interests and develop a professional body of work … But what happens after you complete this program?

Many of our students become entrepreneurs or begin careers with established employers. Recent graduates have worked in frame shops, studied art restoration, worked in video production, worked as photo stylists, had mosaic and mural commissions, taught at Craft Alliance, worked for a custom jewelry company and installed exhibits as various venues.

Still others have attended graduate programs at Fontbonne University, Otis Parsons Institute – Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, Southern Methodist University, University of California – Berkley, University of Missouri – St. Louis, Washington University or Webster University.

Detailed Programme Facts

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    Maryville University doesn't have a deadline. However, for international you should plan to apply by June 1st for Fall and November 1st for Spring. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Unsupervised Studio 
  • Introduction to Photography for Non-Art Majors
  • Introduction to Ceramics 
  • Introduction to Jewelry/Metals 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission.
  • One Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Unofficial English translated copies of transcripts from all college or universities previously attended. Official transcripts due upon acceptance to Maryville.  
  • Financial certification in two forms is required in English: A letter of support from sponsor and a bank statement from sponsor’s bank account with dollar amounts stated.
  • Any other documentation required by a specific Maryville academic program.
  • Pay enrollment advance payment.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      26707 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 26707 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      26707 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 26707 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Saint Louis

    • 1015 - 1530 USD/month
      Living Costs

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


    Maryville University is committed to making a top-ranked, private education affordable and accessible. Last year, over $99 million in scholarships and financial aid was awarded to 94 percent of our full-time students. Both merit-based and need-based assistance is available.

    There are many scholarships sponsored by companies, fraternal organizations, churches, professional groups and employment affiliates.

    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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