Department of Art and Design Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Art and Technology. Multi-media. Cultural Impact

The BA in Studio Arts and Technology is an 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. Creative 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. From painting, drawing printmaking, textiles and ceramics to photography, robotic art, interactive digital media, video art and new media culture, the Studio Arts and Technology program speaks a contemporary language while still building on the great traditions in art. The reduced amount of credit hours in this BA program makes it possible for students to double major in another area of study at Purdue or select minors supporting their explorations in the arts.

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Career Opportunities

  • Professional Artist
  • Creative director
  •  Photographer
  • Illustrator
  • Fashion, Textile, and Exhibition Designer, etc.
  • Multimedia Production
  • Film and Video Production
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Business
  • Graduate or Professional School

Facilities

Students have access to two fully equipped dedicated computer laboratories, a flexible reconfigurable multi-purpose space for larger-scale artistic experiments, dedicated photography laboratories; darkroom, digital photography lab and professional photography studio, equipment resources (DSLRs, video cameras, artificial lighting kits, tripods, sound recording devices and accessories) as well as a newly upgraded painting studio and a raku kiln. Access to wood and metal shops is available in Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC routing equipment is available through the BoilerMaker lab in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

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Undergraduate Plan of Study

Minor Plan of Study

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Pao Hall - Award Winning Arts Facility

DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN
Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts
Purdue University
552 West Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
ADinfo@purdue.edu
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The Studio Arts & Technology program at Purdue University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

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