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B.A. Fine Arts-Studio Arts

BA Studio Arts-Fine ArtsAs the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence was the cradle of Renaissance civilization. Today Florence remains the ideal destination for those interested in studying studio art; giving students the exciting opportunity to draw and paint in response to the historic and contemporary art, architecture and culture of Italy. In leaving studio walls behind, students will make art in the cities and landscapes of Italy itself. Traditional and contemporary approaches to art making will be explored.

Art programs at Marist stimulate and develop the potential individual creativity of students, providing them not only with the technical skills but also the conceptual insights necessary for the development of artistic talent. Maris gives its students the tools necessary for entering the competitive labor market. Art Restoration courses have restored paintings and sculptures by some of the greatest artistic masters of the Renaissance like Donatello and Michelangelo. Sculpture students spend time living and working in Carrara learning traditional techniques. Photography students develop their visual skills through immersion in the exquisite beauties of the Tuscan countryside. Additionally, Marist provides its students with library and computing facilities, a wide range of student clubs and societies, and organized cultural events, field trips and site visits. Additionally, the Marist degree program offers unparalleled access to museums, festivals, and artists in the richest art environment in Europe. 
The B.A. in Fine Arts with a concentration in Studio Art is a four-year program designed to combine a broad-based training in the visual arts with a traditional liberal arts education. After foundation training, each student specializes in one of several tracks: digital media, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or restoration.

Careers in Studio Art B.A.

  • Advertising production and design
  • Commercial artist
  • Painting


Note: A minimum of 90 credits in Liberal Arts is required.