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Art & Archaeology, Studio Art Concentration (B.A.)

Undergraduate
  • Major
  • Minor

About this Program

As a major, your art will be displayed in real exhibit galleries on campus.

Program Overview

The studio art concentration includes courses in design, drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography and printmaking. You'll choose to specialize in one of these areas.

Hood also offers short workshops and demonstrations in ceramics featuring national and international guest artists. Studio faculty are active professionals, exhibiting their own work widely. Our close ties to the major museums and galleries in the area will give you a rich and varied exposure to historical and contemporary art.

The recent renovations at Tatem Arts Center added 6,300 square feet of newly designed space, including an archaeology lab, dedicated spaces for senior studio arts students, expanded ceramics wheel and glazing rooms, a Macintosh computer lab, and newly-outfitted spaces for drawing, painting, and printmaking.

The Studio Arts Minor

The minor in studio art exposes students to fundamentals of design, drawing and painting, and develops visual and creative thinking skills. Fine art is about layers of meaning, about the visual message in relationship to us as people.

Students are required to address hard questions and become more articulate visually. As the world moves toward a fast-paced, visual-based, computer-linked society, it is within studio art that rigorous academic studies and personal expression merge in a new understanding of life as an integrated whole. The cognitive skills developed during the creative process span the skills needed for a creative approach to life.

Program Contact

Professor of Art & Archaeology, Department Chair

Phone
301-696-3777

Coordinator, Studio Art Minor

Phone
301-696-3139

Degrees Offered

  • BA

Department Offering

Our faculty...

are experienced artists, art historians and archaeologists, with varied backgrounds.

All Faculty

Jenna Gianni

  • Director of the Galleries
  • Adjunct Instructor, Ceramic Arts
Joyce Michaud

Joyce Michaud

  • Professor of Art
  • Program Director, Master's in Ceramic Arts/Fine Arts and Ceramics Certificate