Studio Art BA | Queens University of Charlotte

BA IN Studio Art

College of Arts and Sciences

Art, Design and Music Department

On Campus

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
  • Clayworks
Students work on an art display


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:

  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Educator
  • Restorer
  • Consultant
  • Curator
  • 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. 

art programs abroad
Extended ClassroomStudy Abroad
Our study abroad program is nationally ranked for student participation, giving you incredible chances to engage with art history around the world.
Art scholarships
ScholarshipsArt Scholarships
Gifted students can receive scholarships to attend Penland School of Crafts, Elizabeth Ross' Farm School in Virginia, and Chautauqua Institution of Fine Arts.
Molly Bloomer
Student StoryMolly Bloomer '19
"I not only created long lasting relationships with my peers and professors, but I also expanded my talents and experienced different mediums of art. I am now confident in how I can intellectually and critically discuss art."

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