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Studio Art (B.S., B.A., B.F.A.)

The undergraduate program in Studio Art offers 3 degrees: a BS, a BA, and a BFA.

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B.S. IN STUDIO ART

Degree Checklist

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in studio art is designed for students who seek a breadth of knowledge in the visual arts and who have a preferred interest or stronger background preparation in math, the natural sciences or the social sciences. The degree major of studio art allows students to develop their visual vocabulary and provides a range of elective options that complement the major in studio art. 
 

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B.A. IN STUDIO ART

Degree Checklist

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is intended for students interested in pursuing a program of art study that promotes lifelong learning with an emphasis on the humanities. The B.A. in studio art is designed for students who seek a breadth of knowledge in the visual arts and who have an interest or background in the humanities. 

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B.F.A. IN STUDIO ART

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Degree Checklist

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Studio Art is intended for those students whose goal is the professional production of visual art. Only those students serious about preparing for a studio career in the visual arts and willing to commit the time and energy necessary to achieve professional competence in their chosen area of studio emphasis should enroll.

The studio art major allows students to develop visual vocabulary, foster a deeper understanding of the formal visual relationships present in the art and design process, enhance their aesthetic awareness of art forms, and to promote the competency to independently seek further professional growth.

Within the major, students develop competency in several media, i.e., painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, metals and jewelry, printmaking, photography as well as foster a professional command of at least one medium. Upon completion of the degree, students are prepared to pursue the professional production and exhibition of their own art or more in-depth study at the graduate school level.

The BFA in Studio Art is available with the following concentrations:

Ceramics                          Fiber Arts and Weaving                 Metals and Jewelry                Painting and Drawing   

Photography                     Printmaking                                   Sculpture

The BFA in Studio Art offers a new Integrated 3D Emphasis, combining Ceramics, Fiber Arts and Weaving, Metals and Jewelry  and Sculpture.


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FACULTY

Corinne Diop, Studio Art Coordinator, Professor of Art
M.F.A. University of Washington; B.S. James Madison University
diopcj@jmu.edu 540.568.6485

Sukjin Choi, Ceramics Head, Associate Professor of Art
M.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI; M.F.A & B.F.A Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
choi3sx@jmu.edu 540.568.6370

Jack McCaslin, Printmaking Head, Professor of Art
M.F.A. Printmaking, University of Nebraska-Lincoln;  B.F.A. Printmaking, Kansas State University
mccasljh@jmu.edu 540.568.6307

Rob Mertens, Fiber Arts and Weaving Head, Assistant Professor
M.F.A. The University of Oregon, Fiber Art. Eugene, OR; 
B.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sound Art. Chicago, IL
mertenrj@jmu.edu 540.568.3860

Mark Rooker, Metals & Jewelry Head, Associate Professor of Art
M.F.A. - Metals, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 
M.F.A. - Graphic Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 
B.F.A. - Graphic Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
rookermd@jmu.edu 540.568.6410

Rebecca Silberman, Professor of Art, Photography
M.F.A. Graphics (Photography, Drawing, Printmaking), Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, Secondary Concentration in Painting; B.F.A. Painting, Longwood University, Farmville, VA, Minors in Sociology and French
silberra@jmu.edu 540.568.6335

Greg Stewart, Sculpture Head, Professor of Art
M.F.A. Ohio University; B.F.A. State University of New York at Brockport
stewargk@jmu.edu 540.568.6816

Cole Welter, Graduate Program Director, Professor of Art, Painting & Drawing
Ph.D. Texas Tech University; M.F.A. The University of Texas at Austin; 
B.F.A. with Honors, The University of Texas at Austin
welterch@jmu.edu 540.568.6322

Susan Zurbrigg, Painting & Drawing Head, Professor of Art, Painting & Drawing
M.F.A. (Painting) Indiana University, Bloomington; B.A. (Painting) Bard College
zurbrisd@jmu.edu 540.568.3203