Studio Art

Course Information

Program Overview


All Studio Arts students at Assumption engage in hands-on creative work and acquire a foundation in art history that enables them to understand and appreciate theory and practice.

Studying Studio Arts at Assumption provides you with a broad-based liberal arts education and develops your critical thinking and communication skills. Whether you stay in the field of art or take your talents in a different direction, you’ll have the foundation that enables Assumption graduates to succeed in their professions and lives. Students may specialize in drawing or painting; the College's north-facing studio in the Laska Building offers dedicated spaces for painting, drawing and 3-D creativity.

Opportunities outside the Classroom

  • Art exhibitions: Students’ works are exhibited on campus and in local galleries.
  • Art club: The club organizes art projects on and off campus, visits to museums and critiques of student work.
  • Graphic design club: This group works to improve the overall aesthetic quality of campus publications, as well as give students interested in design a place to meet and talk about upcoming contests, critique one another's work and discuss historical and contemporary design.
  • Museum visits: Opportunities are available for students to visit local, regional and national museums. Faculty teach courses based on collections at the renowned Worcester Art Museum, only two miles from campus.
  • Internships: Students have had internships for credit at places like the Worcester Art Museum, Davis Publications, Preservation Worcester and Museum Action Corps.
  • Study abroad: Assumption offers a number of study abroad options that complement art history. Assumption places students at schools such as AIFS (American Institute for Foreign Study) in Florence, Italy; IFSA (Institute for Foreign Study) in England; the University of the Arts in London and the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughn, Ireland; and in other programs around the world.