Studio Arts and Technology
The BA in Studio Arts and Technology is a new and innovative undergraduate major offered by the Department of Art and Design. In today’s world the lines between the arts, technology, engineering, and the sciences are increasingly blurred. The leaders of tomorrow must possess a solid foundation in the traditional arts as well as expertise in new technologies and innovative ways of thinking. The Studio Arts and Technology degree builds on Purdue’s reputation as a leader in technology and its emerging voice as an innovator in the Arts. Today’s artist must be well versed in one’s discipline but also possess the tools to be able to reach a fast paced, computer, and media based culture. Studio Arts and Technology gives you those tools. Students entering the program have a wide range of options open to them in selecting courses and designing their program. From painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, and ceramics, to Robotic Art, Digital Media, Video Art, and New Media Culture, the program speaks a contemporary language while still building on the great traditions in art.
Students graduating in Studio Arts and Technology may move into professional careers in web design, advertising, multimedia production, film making and video production, illustration, computer animation, museum and curatorial positions. Students may also choose to go on to graduate school in a variety of artistic and technological disciplines. The program is interdisciplinary in scope combining the practical tools students need for a successful career in the arts today.