BA IN Studio Art
Art, Design and Music Department
Become well versed in creative and critical thinking while applying specialized skills in given media areas.
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. We also understand the importance of having freedom in perfecting your craft, so we invite our art students to take advantage of having 24-hour access to studio space.
"Without Queens, I don't believe I would have ever discovered my passion and decision to pursue a master's program. I now am a graduate student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA studying Marital and Family Therapy with a deep concentration in Art Therapy." -Anna McNerney '16
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. 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 Mint Museum
- The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
- The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture
- The McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Our faculty are well-versed and well-connected. They are experts and active in their fields, which helps get you connected to where you want to be. They publish and lecture locally, nationally and internationally. Learn more about internships while studying at Queens.
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
Our experienced faculty are passionate about the arts. With their extensive knowledge and background, they are prepared to work closely with you as you pursue a degree in studio art. Meet your professors.
Want to join other Queens students passionate about art? Join QUAC, or Queens University of Charlotte's art club. Art and non-art-students align to work on various projects to beautify campus and promote a vibrant art scene on campus.