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Bachelor's in Studio Art

Are you ready to pursue a career in the arts through education that includes making art, conceptual thinking, and learning entrepreneurial skills? If so, earning your BA in Studio Arts at Indiana Wesleyan University can be the next step toward your goal. With this studio art major, you can learn how to channel your creative passions into a successful career that aligns with biblical principles. Discover how IWU helps students achieve their professional goals in a flexible, faith-based learning environment.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Studio Arts at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your studio art major at IWU. In this creative and innovative program, you will learn from faculty with years of experience channeling their love for the arts into careers they love. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth. Our facilities provide opportunities to discover a variety of talent pathways so you can graduate with a unique plan for creative impact in the world.

What Will I Learn in this BA in Studio Arts Program?

This studio arts major program is designed to help students prepare for careers as professional artists, as well as prepare for graduate-level programs in the arts. Students engage in projects that reflect their passions, while benefitting from a supportive community of faculty and graduates who are working artists. Course topics cover Western art history, illustration, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and more.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts

Coursework for this BA in Studio Arts program covers how to:

  • Create professional goals that align with your artistic pursuits
  • Explore the spectrum of studio arts through faculty mentorship
  • Develop an understanding of Western art history and its relation to your artistic goals.
  • Apply your faith to your career as an artist

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Fine Artist (Painting, Sculptures, and Illustrators)
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Art Directors
  • Graphic Designers
  • Photographers
  • Camera Operators in Television, Video, and Motion Picture

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • Completion of 124 semester hours; however, some majors may result in the student earning greater than 124 credit hours by graduation.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a GPA of 2.25 or higher as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
  • Completion of all general education requirements
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024

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