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Studio Art, B.A.

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Studio Art

Empower your creative self in our Studio Arts program. Join our active community of makers and have your ideas take shape as well-designed and expertly crafted works of art.

Our program offers a digital/traditional foundation rooted in strong fundamentals used across all visual arts disciplines augmented with art historical context. Students then experiment in a variety of traditional studio areas including drawing and painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and glass, before electing a multi-disciplinary concentration in two-dimensional or three-dimensional art.

The program is designed to work seamlessly with our Digital Media Program for students interested in graphic design, web design, commercial photography, audio, and video production. The program also may be paired with our Arts and Entrepreneurship program for students who would like in-depth study in the business aspects of a creative career and/or wish to start their own business. Elective course opportunities allow students to further customize their studies based on their career aspirations or aesthetic decisions.


Ward Roe
Program Director

Sarina Mollenkott ’21

Why study the Studio Arts at Keystone?

  • You are a hands-on, active learner who enjoys seeing your ideas come to life as material objects.
  • You want to learn a blend of the creative, technical, and analytical skills necessary to enter the professional art world or pursue more advanced study in a graduate program.
  • Enjoy small class sizes with a high degree of one-on-one mentorship with faculty and peers in professionally equipped studio spaces, including the only hot glassblowing shop in the region and a mobile glass studio that “takes the show on the road.”
  • Opportunities to work with faculty on professional commissions, off-campus arts related projects and exhibitions, participate in arts and craft sales and fairs, and serve as technical or studio assistants both on and off campus.
  • Enrich your experience with a variety of arts related extra-curricular activities including visiting artist presentations, field trips to the New York City and Philadelphia museums and galleries, artist studio visits, exhibition openings, conferences, and student organizations.
  • Finish your degree with a group senior exhibition in an off-campus professional art gallery.
  • Take advantage of our rich history of excellence in arts education and an extensive alumni network with graduates working successfully in a wide range of creative careers.
Samantha Hanlin pottery

 Amazing opportunities — on campus and beyond

From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real-world experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest skills to succeed in the real world.

Success Pathways

Experiment in a variety of traditional studio areas including drawing and painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and glass, before electing a multi-disciplinary concentration in two-dimensional or three-dimensional art.


Internships offer a chance to learn by working in environments related to their particular artistic disciplines. Students can intern with arts-related organizations, individual artists, museums and galleries, and in other ventures where artistic skills are utilized.

Get Involved

When you become a Giant, you will enjoy campus life in many different ways with 18 Division III sports, a variety of student events, 276 acres to explore, and various ways to learn both inside and outside of the classroom.

Exceptional experiences.
Giant outcomes.

We have literally hundreds of alumni working in a variety of creative careers.  Some work in industry or in corporate environments, others are self-employed as artists or fabricators exhibiting their work nationally or internationally.   A number are working for arts-related organizations.  Now more than ever, artists are utilized in different capacities in all sectors of industry.  Below is a list of notable employers and graduate programs attended by some of our graduates.


  • Chrysler Corporation, Jeep Interiors, Auburn Hills, Mich.
  • Saks Off Fifth, New York, N.Y.
  • Red Bull Energy Drinks, Santa Monica, Calif.
  • The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, N.Y.
  • Hot Sand Glass Studio, Asbury Park, N.J.
  • Under Armour Corporation, Baltimore, Md.
  • The Baum School of Art, Allentown, Pa.
  • Kyte Baby Fashions, Richland Hills, Texas
  • Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.
  • Kevin’s Worldwide, Scranton, Pa.
  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga.

Graduate Programs

  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Maryland
  • Syracuse University
  • Yale School of Art
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
  • PennWest Edinboro University

Featured Faculty

Drake Gomez

Drake Gomez

Professor of Art and Digital Media
Gina Rice

Gina Rice

Instructor of Art
Ward Roe

Ward Roe

Professor of Art  
Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

Instructor of Art
Rachel Urbanowicz

Rachel Urbanowicz

Chair of Communications, Art, and Humanities Department

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