STUDIO ART & CRAFT

The Studio Art & Craft program prepares students who dream of becoming independent and commissioned artists who run a business from their studio as an entrepreneur and independent artists who exhibit their work, teach others, manage art organizations or lead non-profit initiatives.
turquoise ceramic bowl with a wood like star next to it
Cassidy Kaufman
painting of a personin a red shirt with their hands clasped behind their back
Neo Hopkins
Our program emphasizes the development of creativity and critical thinking skills that can be applied beyond specific disciplines, and graduates will have the expertise and versatility needed to thrive in diverse industries.

Studio Art & Craft is rooted in the disciplines of ceramics, digital fabrication, digital media, drawing, fibers/textiles, glass, installation, metalsmithing/jewelry, painting, performance, print media and sculpture and combines traditional making with contemporary processes and progressive technologies. Students focus on producing meaningful works of art and/or learning the artisan’s role in designing well-crafted functional form.

Working alongside internationally recognized faculty who serve as mentors, students also benefit from direct access to extraordinary facilities – allowing them to pursue a focused study in any of the disciplines within Studio Art & Craft, or explore a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates a diverse range of Studio Art & Craft courses and skill development.

Ceramics
Painting
Fiber & Textiles
Printmaking
Glass
Sculpture
Metalsmithing & Jewelry
With an emphasis on research, critical thinking, interdisciplinary methods, experimentation and new technologies, students learn ways of thinking through materials to develop a distinct and unique voice, create a vision, and develop the leadership skills and knowledge that will contribute to a successful professional practice.
CAREER CHOICES

Art Therapist
Ceramic Artist
Color & Material Designer
Gallery Owner or Director
Glass Artist
Independent Artist
Jewelry Designer
Printmaker
Sculptor
Textile Designer

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Art Administrator
Art Appraiser
Art Buyer
Art Critic
Art Conservationist
Art Consultant
Art Fabricator
Art Handler/Installer
Artist in Residence
Blacksmith
Colorist
Costume Designer
Curator
Community Artist
Exhibition Designer
Exhibit Manager
Fashion Accessories Designer
Furniture Designer
Freelance Entrepreneur
Film Industry Fabricator
Independent Business Entrepreneur
Material Designer
Metalsmith
Model Designer/Maker
Mold Maker
Museum Educator
Ornamental Architecture Fabricator
Performance Artist
Print & Pattern Designer
Prop Designer
Public Artist
Set Designer
Sound Artist
Studio Artist
Surface Designer
Tile Designer
Videographer
'13

Michaela Allen

Color & Materials Designer
Adidas

'04

Golnaz Armin

VP Footwear Material Innovation
Nike, Inc.

'07

Kevin Beasley

Whitney Biennial Featured Artist, Co-Founder
CAVE

'01

Jessica Brown

Senior Product Developer
Carhartt

'02

Taurus Burns

Sculptor
Ford Motor Company

'12

Bradley Lawrence

Owner
BLVisuals

'99

Israel Nordin

Co-Owner
Detroit Design Ctr.

'96

Jeanette Puig-Pey

Senior Global Trim Design Manager | Advanced R&D
Lear Corporation

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Anthony Lee (Fine Art ’16)

Anthony Lee (Fine Art ’16)

Anthony Lee has always felt drawn to something bigger. For him, life is about more than just a pretty picture. It’s about engaging, connecting and making an impact.