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  • Course Delivery
  • Total Credits
  • Yearly Tuition
  • Duration
    4 Years

Program Overview

Art studio majors at Saint Mary's are provided exposure to a wide range of media and develop the critical and conceptual skills needed to realize a personal artistic vision and enrich cultural awareness.

Art studio majors, while immersed both historically and conceptually, examine the purpose, function, and aesthetics of the chosen art form within the larger scheme of the art world. Students learn the requirements of a professional career in art and are guided in the building of a professional portfolio including a resume, an artist statement, and a showcase portfolio.

Interested in Teaching?
Those hoping to teach art in Minnesota may choose to prepare for teacher licensure with the addition of education coursework. Talk with your advisor about combining your art major with licensure preparation or take a look at our M.A. in Teaching program where you can prepare for teaching licensure and obtain a master's degree in only one additional year!

Career Options
Art studio majors might pursue careers as architects, art dealers, art directors, craft artists, curators, fine artists, illustrators, photographers, recreational therapists, and elementary, middle, and high school teachers.

Taking Classes
This residential, four-year program is offered on our Winona Campus, with daytime classes and a full student life experience.

Course Information

Students in the art studio major study a wide range of media,as well as critical and conceptual skills needed to realize a personal artistic vision. 

For more information, check out our course catalog.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A completed application. Saint Mary's has an online application and also accepts the Common Application.
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. Official test scores - ACT, SAT, or Classic Learning tests are accepted.
  4. An essay or brief personal statement. In 250 words or fewer, please tell us about: a significant experience you've had, an accomplishment or risk you have taken, a person who has made a difference in your life, a topic of concern to you, or anything else you think would help us learn more about you. You can also choose to submit a graded paper or write something new!
  5. Letters of recommendation are optional.
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Key Dates

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $37,650 Per Year


Activity fee:$170
Technology fee:$380
Laundry fee:$80

The Saint Mary's Difference

The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.

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