Studio Art (BA and BFA)

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The broad-based Bachelor of Arts (BA)—and the career-oriented professional degree Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)—provides you with a broad-based understanding of the visual arts. You’ll gain an understanding of art and creativity in the context of society as a whole, with unique opportunities to combine art with service, in the spirit of our Jesuit education tradition.

Studying in either of these Creighton degree programs will help you develop cognitive and practical skills in:

  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

You can also pursue a degree in studio art alongside the secondary school teaching co-major. Contact the education department for details.

Studio Art Minor

The minor in studio art provides you with hands-on experience and a basic understanding of the practice of fine art. You’ll explore two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds through the study of the elements of art: line, shape, value, color, texture, form, space, and design.


Many graduates of the Creighton studio art program pursue advanced study in graduate programs in the fine arts, as well as employment by arts organizations.

Recent graduates have accepted employment with the following organizations:

  • Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts
  • Village Potters
  • Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
  • Union for Contemporary Arts
  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
  • Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Art
  • Paris Gibson Square Museum

Creighton studio art graduates are also successful entrepreneurs in art, graphic design and photography.

Recent graduates of the Creighton studio arts program have gained admission to competitive graduate programs at:

  • Kent State (MFA)
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (MFA)
  • University of Pennsylvania at Edinboro (MFA)

Not all students who major or minor in studio arts programs at the undergraduate level seek to launch full-time careers in the field. Students who majored or minored in studio arts who also completed prerequisite courses for professional programs have gained entry to the professional schools of dentistry, medicine and occupational therapy.

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What You'll Learn

  • Excel at self-expression and creative problem-solving
  • Improve manual dexterity and creativity
  • Learn how to be self-directed and self-motivated



Studio art majors and minors can prepare for a career in the arts by participating in internships. Omaha is home to several not-for-profit arts organizations including –

  • Joslyn Art Museum
  • Nebraska Arts Council
  • Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts
  • Union for Contemporary Art
  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.

Creighton offers credit to students who are accepted for internships at these and other arts organizations.

Research Opportunities

Creighton College of Arts and Sciences students may apply for Summer Research Fellowships for specific projects to be funded by the college. Several studio art majors have received these awards within the last 5 years.

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