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Studio Arts and Technology


For students who are driven, Purdue’s College of Liberal Arts offers a three year track to a bachelor's degree in Studio Arts & Technology.

Majoring in Studio Arts and Technology

In today’s world the lines between the arts, technology, engineering, and the sciences are increasingly blurred. Studio Arts and Technology is an innovative undergraduate major that provides students with a solid foundation in the traditional arts as well as knowledge in new technologies and innovative ways of thinking. From painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, and ceramics to robotic art, digital media, and video art, the program offers a wide range of options, while still providing a broad base of knowledge in liberal arts.

Upon completion of the program, Studio Arts & Technology majors may choose graduate school or employment in an industry directly or indirectly-related to their studies. Possible careers include:

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

Average Starting Salary: $42, 041

All Purdue University College of Liberal Arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to professional success: communicating and listening well, an understanding and appreciation of diverse points of view, creative thinking and problem solving, a collaborative mindset, the ability to synthesize complex ideas and communicate them clearly, and a Boilermaker work ethic.

Within the field of Studio Arts & Technology, students develop skills that are applicable to many different careers. These skills may include, but are not limited to:

  • Use creative skills to communicate stories, messages or ideas to an intended audience.
  • Manipulate and enhance scanned or digital images to create desired effects, using computers and specialized software.
  • Understanding of graphic, photo-imaging, and video-creation software, such as Abobe Creative Cloud.
  • Integrate and develop visual elements and use a wide-variety of materials to produce desired effects, such as the illustration of ideas, emotions, or moods.
  • Understanding of computer aided design CAD software.

Studio Arts & Technology majors may choose to enter into the workforce using the skills they have acquired at Purdue or to attend graduate school upon completion of their degree. Past graduates have gone on to:


  • Women's Studio Workshop
  • Lafayette School Corporation
  • Alpha Gamma Delta

Graduate School

  • Purdue University
  • St. Mary's College

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