The mission of the Studio Art program is to educate visually articulate artists with a solid foundation in the conceptual, technical, historical, and professional aspects of the visual arts through a broad range of studio and academic experiences. The Studio Art program has seven specializations. These specializations provide outstanding opportunities for students to focus in a specific area such as Ceramics, Drawing, Expanded Media, Metals, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture, as well as to bridge their area of focus with other interests and mediums within the Studio program. Every area of specialization culminates in two semesters of Thesis work, a final Thesis Portfolio, and a BFA Thesis Exhibition. The Studio Art program serves a wide range of student interests and pursuits, and prepares students for professional careers as artists and arts professionals.