Spend up to a year exploring RIT’s studio art options.
Overview for Studio Arts Exploration
Explore which studio arts option bests fits your career goals and aspirations.
Spend up to a year taking courses without impacting your time to graduation.
If you want to pursue studio arts but are still determining which discipline best matches your interests, the studio arts exploration option is for you. The School of Art offers a BFA degree in studio arts with options in ceramics, expanded forms, furniture design, glass, metals and jewelry design, printmaking, painting, and sculpture. In your first year, you will work closely with your academic advisor to select courses that best align with your interests.
The studio arts exploration option requires the submission of a portfolio. View our Portfolio Requirements for more information.
* The BFA programs in medical illustration and illustration are not part of this exploration program.
Accepted Student Open House
Join us on campus April 6 or April 13 to meet faculty, tour campus, and ask your questions.
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