BA in Studio Art

Students and instructor in a photo dark room.

The BA in Studio Art at UB is a liberal arts degree with a focus on studio art. This allows a student to pursue a minor or double major in another program. 

Students who enter the BA in Studio Art at UB come from diverse backgrounds, but they share a passion for art. The first years of study primarily focus on developing a student's existing knowledge of art history and foundation fundamentals. These courses will provide the bedrock for all 300- and 400-level courses. Many of our undergraduate majors go on to graduate school at other prestigious universities, building careers as leading artists, designers, artistic directors, researchers, scholars, and educators in their disciplines.

Bachelors of Art Concentrations

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students are equipped with:

  • A broad, applied knowledge of fundamental strategies, and methods of contemporary art-making and photography.
  • A facility with a specific set of tools and/or techniques of photographic production.
  • Strategies to deepen their creative intellect and hone their artistic problem-solving skills. 
  • Preparation for professional practice and/or advanced study in their field.
  • Critical skills for presenting their work, explaining concepts, and critically engaging with the work of others.
  • Analytical skills to enable them to access latent and manifest meanings in visual images, developing their visual literacy.
  • A solid understanding of the roles of art and visual culture in particular historical periods and cultures. 

Suggested Introductory Courses

Required Courses

All concentrations

Two of the following:

  • AHI 101 Survey of Art History I: Egypt to Renaissance
  • AHI 102 Survey of Art History II: Italian Renaissance to Contemporary
  • AHI 103 Survey of Art History III

Graphic Design concentration

Photography concentration

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Reinhard Reitzenstein.

B25 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0551

rr33@buffalo.edu

Director, Undergraduate Program
Sculpture Program Head
Associate Professor
Department of Art
College of Arts and Sciences
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Nicole Pizzutelli

230A Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0537

npizzute@buffalo.edu

Academic Advisor
Department of Art
College of Arts and Sciences

230A Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0537

npizzute@buffalo.edu