School of Art & Design
Studio Art
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B.A. Studio Art

Program Overview

The Department of Art fosters excellence, individuality, and diversity while encouraging freedom of thought, imagination, and honest, open inquiry in order to develop and expand students’ creative, intellectual, and aesthetic development through its commitment to quality programs in studio art, art history and graphic design.With experienced and dynamic faculty members along with state of the art computer labs, studios and galleries, students gain pragmatic insight into all realms of art and design. We also give all students at High Point University the opportunities to explore their creativity and their artistic ideas in a wide range of classes including:

  • Photography
  • Digital Art
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Drawing

The Art Department has adopted the following learning outcomes. Upon graduation, students with degrees from the Department of Art should possess:

  • a developed visual sensitivity;
  • technical skills, perceptual development, and understanding of principles of visual organization sufficient to achieve basic visual communication and expression in one or more media;
  • ability to make workable connections between concept and media;
  • familiarity with the works and intentions of major artists/designers and movements of the past and present, both in Western and non-Western worlds;
  • an understanding that the nature of contemporary thinking on art and design, and have gained at least a rudimentary discernment of quality in design projects and works of art.
If you would like additional information or have questions about our program, please contact Diane Stenersen at or 336.888.6355.


Major Requirements – 48 credits
University Core Requirements – 50 credits
Electives – 30 credits
TOTAL – 128 credits


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(336) 841-9216
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Studio Art at HPU

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