Integrated Studio Arts

The BFA in Integrated Studio Arts is an innovative professional undergraduate degree offered by the Department of Art and Design that allows students intensive study in studio art courses.  In today’s world, the lines between the arts, technology, engineering, and 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 Integrated Studio Arts degree builds on Purdue’s reputation as a leader in technology and its emerging voice as an innovator in the Arts.  Students entering the program have a range of options open to them in selecting courses and designing their program.  With a large number of credits being taken in a variety of studio classes, Purdue’s Integrated Studio Arts BFA graduates possess the tools to be well versed in their discipline but also are able to reach our fast-paced, computer and media-based culture.  From painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, materials and processes, jewelry/metalsmithing, sculpture, and ceramics to robotic art, digital media, photography, video art, and new media culture, the program speaks a contemporary language while still building on the great traditions in art.

Points of Interest

At Purdue, a research one university well-known for its engineering and science disciplines, Integrated Studio Arts students have the opportunity to connect their work to a larger socio-technological discourse on campus and beyond, and are encouraged to develop interdisciplinary ties to other areas of study within and outside of the College of Liberal Arts.

  • Integrated Studio Arts is one of the majors housed in PAO Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, a state-of-the-art facility built specifically for the visual and performing arts at Purdue.
  • Students have access to fully-equipped, state-of-the-art metals and jewelry, textiles, ceramics, printmaking, painting, drawing and life-drawing studios.
  • There are 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) ceramic decal printer. Access to wood and metal shops as well as 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC routing equipment is also available.
  • Small class size (around 15 students per studio course) and low faculty to student ratio give students many opportunities to work directly and individually with faculty members.
  • Faculty in the Studio Arts and Technology program have a strong national and international exhibition record.
  • Students completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Integrated Studio Arts graduate with a strong background in materials and technical fabrication skills. In addition they will have developed critical thinking, creative problem-solving abilities, and communication skills applicable in many environments within and beyond professional work in their art discipline.


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

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Plan of Study

2018-19 Plan of Study - BFA

2017-18 Plan of Study - BFA

2016-17 Plan of Study - BFA

Integrated Studio Arts

Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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