Department of Art & Art History

BA in Studio Art

The BA in Studio Art degree is ideal for students who are passionate about art but also want to take advantage of additional academic courses of study across the university. The flexibility of the BA degree allows students to combine the study of art with a major or minor in other fields within the College of Liberal Arts or other Auburn University Schools such as Education, Business, or Communication. The BA degree in Studio Art prepares students for advanced study in studio art, a broad range of art-related careers, or professions in which an understanding of art, aesthetics, and visual design is important.


In addition to 52 hours of studio art and art history courses, BA students complete the university core curriculum (41 hours), take two semesters of a world language, and then have 17 hours of elective credit, which they can use to take additional courses within the department or pursue a double major or minor in another subject.


BA students are also encouraged to gain professional experience through internships at local, regional, and national arts institutions. Recent students in the Department of Art & Art History have been selected for prestigious internships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Phillips Collection, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

BA Studio Faculty

Annie Campbell

Wendy Deschene
Painting and Drawing

Sara Gevurtz

Chuck Hemard

Sarah Odens
Exhibitions and Lectures

Millian Pham

Kristen Tordella-Williams

Lauren Woods
Drawing and Painting

Additional Resources

Department of Art & Art History Advisors
CLA model of the BA Curriculum in Art
Department of Art & Art History Courses

Last Updated: May 23, 2022