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Studio Art

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Major or Minor in

Studio Art

You thrive in hands-on environments. You enjoy daydreaming and doodling. You often ask “what if” questions and prefer to arrive at unexpected answers. The studio art major offers opportunities to study a wide range of art-making processes—from painting and printmaking to welding and casting, to photography and digital design. As an advanced studio art major, you will be assigned your own personal studio space.

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As a studio art major at Linfield

You might take

Introduction to Studio

Discover creative and critical approaches to artistic practices in 2D, 3D and digital media. (ARTS 101)


Explore the fundamentals of sculpture, using the expressive power of form and material to communicate your ideas. (ARTS 250)

Approaches to the Figure

Develop technical, innovative and thematic approaches to the human figure in a variety of media. (ARTS 320)

Studying studio art at Linfield

Beyond the classroom

  • 24/7 access to the art studios for making art on your own schedule. You'll even get your own personal studio space as an advanced major.

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  • Mural painting opportunities, both on- and off-campus.

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  • Attend numerous on- and off-campus events sponsored by the student-led Art Club. The art department also takes regular field trips to Portland for "First Thursday" events.

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  • Student exhibition opportunities in the Lou Gallery, on-campus and in the local community.

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  • Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Studio art majors at Linfield have found local and regional internship placements.

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Life After Linfield

You will leave prepared for a career in areas such as:

Administrative Services

  • Owner
  • Content Creative
  • Vice President


  • Teaching Assistant 
  • Art Teacher
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Creative Director
  • Content Creator


Estimate wage: $70.1k

Estimate of what Linfield studio art alumni could be making based on their current ages, occupations and geographic locations.

Potential wage: $90.3k

The potential wage is based on the average wage for the occupations.

Top career paths

The top five education-to-career paths of Linfield studio art alumni include:

  • Owner
  • Tasting Room Associate
  • Art Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Content Creator


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Have questions about studying studio art at Linfield? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.

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Brian Winkenweder
Department Chair and Professor
Miller Fine Arts Center