art student in art studio
An art student takes a break from working on a large-scale project. Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97
Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Our studio art courses will enhance students’ awareness of and sensitivity to the visual arts through engaging in the actual intellectual and technical processes by which works of art come into being. Students learn to understand the world in visual terms and to conceptualize their ideas through their own work.

Program Director

Kristina Paabus

Associate Professor of Studio Art, Reproducible Media
Department Affiliation

Jamie Jacobs

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8181

Why Study Studio Art at Oberlin?

Associated Faculty
Variety of Courses
Study Away Programs

Sample Courses

  • ARTS 052 - Visual Concepts and Processes: Introduction to Black and White Photography 4 credits
  • ARTS 096 - Problems in Advanced Media Projects 4 credits
  • ARTS 090 - Problems: Advanced Book Arts 4 credits
  • ARTS 095A - Senior Studio and Thesis - Full 4 credits

Studio Art News

Kwabena Slaughter '98 giving a slide presentation

Studio Art: Pathways From Classroom to Career

September 27, 2018
Pathways: Studio Art is demystifying stereotypes of studio art graduates by bringing in alums from diverse career fields to present their work to current students.

Johnny Coleman: From Concept to Creation

July 25, 2018
Johnny Coleman was awarded an artist-in-residency position for this summer’s FRONT International Triennial. This photo essay demonstrates his artistic process for Reflections From Here: Elders of Glenville , installed at St. Mark’s Church in Cleveland.