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BFA in Studio Arts University of St. Thomas - Houston students draw at the Glassell School of ArtWhether you’re a born artist or a creative novice, you’ll find an inspiring environment for expressing your talent at UST. Through a partnership with the acclaimed Glassell School of Art, teaching institute of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, UST offers both a B.A. and BFA degree in Studio Arts.

Master the techniques of your chosen discipline – drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking or jewelry making – and learn from professional artists in the top tier of the Houston art community. Hone your craft in a stunning 93,000-square-foot building featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, gallery presentation spaces and a unique sculpture garden.

In the Professional Practices course, you’ll learn how to present yourself for opportunities as a professional artist. With the school’s connection to the Museum of Fine Arts, you’ll study the work of the masters, enjoying a complimentary museum pass and visiting regularly for class field trips.

Amateur Today, Artist Tomorrow

University of St. Thomas - Houston BFA in Studio Arts student works in classroom at the Glassell School of ArtDeveloping your creative skills is critical to becoming an artist – but just as important is understanding how to sustain a career as an artist in fields including:

  • Design & fashion
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Media
  • Museums & galleries

In the Professional Practices course, you’ll learn how to present yourself for professional opportunities through effective résumé writing, personal statement development and interviewing. At the Glassell School of Art, every studio art instructor is a professional artist with a fine arts MFA. They know exactly what it takes to thrive as a working artist and will impart to you the tricks of the trade. 

What else can I do with a studio arts degree?

Unleash Your Imagination in Every Dimension

University of St. Thomas - Houston BA in Studio Arts students walk through the atrium of the Glassell School of ArtFine arts are part of UST’s core curriculum, which empowers you with knowledge, integrity and skills to serve society and become a leader in your field. You’ll learn to express the inexplicable through your art, exploring the balance between what faith believes and what reason discovers.

Building a broad base of knowledge that connects ideas across disciplines, you’ll develop your critical and creative thinking skills. By improving your speaking and writing skills, you’ll become a more persuasive communicator – a great asset to any creative professional.

Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and revolving around the seven classical liberal arts, your education at UST will prepare you to be a wise and virtuous participant in civic life and the art world.