Art students have access to the Painting Studio, an open space where they can use varied materials to develop their projects. The workspace is the Clarence Ward 1937 Addition, part of the Allen Memorial Art Museum complex. 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

Pipo Nguyen-Duy

Professor of Studio Art and Photography
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

Julia Christensen standing on the ferry to South Bass Island

Art from the North Coast to the West Coast

December 7, 2017
From Cleveland to Los Angeles, Associate Professor of Integrated Media Art Julia Christensen is captivating the art world with her use of technology to explore large concepts and systems.

Creating Space to Curate

March 29, 2017
Exhibition Initiative, Oberlin’s student-run curatorial organization, gives students from all disciplines the opportunity to curate art exhibitions featuring work created by their peers.