Integrated Studio Arts

The BFA in Integrated Studio Arts is a new and innovative undergraduate major offered by the Department of Art and Design with three possible areas of focus: Art, Culture and Technology, Craft and Material Studies and 2D Extended Media. This program is studio intensive and designed to encourage cross-pollination of media and hybrid activity between disciplines. 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 Integrated Studio arts BFA 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 wide range of options open to them in selecting courses and designing their plan of study. From painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles and ceramics to photography, 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.

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.

Careers

  • 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

2016-17 Plan of Study - BFA

Integrated Studio Arts

Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

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

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