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.
General Education Requirements
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
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.