As a studio art major at Queens, you will learn by practicing ideation, iteration and realization. You will become well-versed in creative and critical thinking while applying specialized skills in given media areas. We emphasize a hands-on approach with time spent in the studio developing concepts and skills. You will practice generating and presenting ideas, developing concepts and techniques, and thoughtfully critiquing with superiors and peers. Several of our studio art majors choose to double-major with arts leadership & administration, broadening their skill base and marketability.
Perks of Being a Studio Art Major
- Opportunity to receive scholarships
Gifted students can receive scholarships to attend Penland School of Crafts, Elizabeth Ross' Farm School in Virginia, and Chautauqua Institution of Fine Arts.
- Dynamic location
With more than 30 art museums and galleries, Charlotte is a great place to study art. Our art professors are well-connected in the Charlotte arts community, opening ample opportunities for meaningful internships and job prospects.
- Faculty who are active in their areas of expertise
Our professors show and lecture locally, nationally and internationally. You will get to know yours! Our small class sizes encourage camaraderie among students, and provide a close-knit community of support.
- Freedom to create
Our art students have 24-hour access to studio space.
The many local art organizations-museums, galleries, art-related business such as advertising firms and the Arts & Science Council-provide diverse internship opportunities. Apprenticeships with local artists and conservators are also available. Our students have been mentored by:
- The CEO of the Mint Museum
- The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
- The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture
- The McColl Center for Visual Art
When You Graduate
Today's workforce demands unique and creative individuals. A liberal arts education with a focus on creative practice and process will prepare you to fill roles such as:
- Gallery owner
- Community arts organizer