Studio Arts Concentration & Minor
The Arts & Visual Culture major – Studio Arts concentration and Studio Arts minor offer students strong fundamental training in a nurturing environment where they will be exposed to a rich array of conceptual and formal approaches to artmaking.
Bring Your Vision to the World
The Studio Arts concentration and minor are built around small classes that promote mentoring, peer review and personal development.
Our studio arts students are challenged to find their unique outlook and are encouraged to cultivate the tools needed to express their individual points of view. These tools include fundamental art and design skills, critical thinking skills, and an awareness of the historical and contemporary context in which they operate.
A signature program, Arts Outreach, has been serving Brockton-area youth for 11 years and continues to grow in scope and effectiveness. This year, West Middle School students met for three hours per week with their college mentors to learn visual arts (comprised of both 2-D and 3-D studio practice) and photography.
Arts & Visual Culture, B.A., Arts Administration Concentration
The Arts & Visual Culture major with a concentration in Studio Arts requires the completion of five core courses, six studio art courses, two semesters of Studio Critique, Practicum, and a capstone course.
Studio Arts Minor
The Studio Arts minor requires the completion of seven classes.
Career Development Resources
The Stonehill Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.
Visual & Performing Arts Specific Career Resources
- Extensive on-campus recruiting program for internships and entry-level positions
- Annual career fairs
- Various industry-specific career lunches – arts administration, nonprofits
- Externships and internships in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. (weeklong and semesterlong programs).
- Boston Interactive Web Designer
- Cengage Learning Associate Content Project Manager
- Gibbes Museum of Art Membership Coordinator
- New Hampshire Historical Society Education Programs Coordinator
- Smithsonian Institution Education Specialist
Visual & Performing Arts Internship Opportunities
Places where visual and performing arts students have recently interned include:
Compassionate Leadership Through the Arts
The Arts Outreach program pairs under-served children from the nearby city of Brockton with Stonehill mentors. Because most of the Stonehill students who participate have little experience in art, the projects they undertake – ranging from photography and videography to painting and sometimes dance – provide an opportunity for the mentors and mentees to learn and do something new together.