About: Art

The Art Department offers Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees. The BFA is an intensive studio program intended for students interested in pursuing either graduate school or professional studio careers. The BA is a strong liberal arts degree well-suited for students interested in combining the visual arts with other disciplines such as psychology, literature, or business.

Offerings include:
• Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art
• Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design
• Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art
• Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art History
• Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art with Visual Arts Education K-12 Certification
• Minor in Art History
• Minor in Art

The Art Program has concentrations in:
• Art Therapy
• Ceramics
• Drawing & Painting
• Foundations
• Graphic Design
• Photography & Digital Media
• Printmaking & Book Arts
• Sculpture

To learn more about the Art Program, click here.

Mission Statement
Studio Angelico, a community of artists and educators, stimulates, challenges, supports and educates students to become:

• Educated viewers with visual literacy and critical thinking
• Professional artists with technical and creative direction
• Thoughtful and responsible citizens in a global community

We seek through dialogue and practice to work together within a liberal arts context to appreciate, understand and communicate the diversity and complexity of the human experience as expressed through the visual arts.

Studio Angelico, the name of the building that houses the Art Program at Siena Heights University, has been a center for art and art education for more than 60 years. Named for Fra Angelico, the Renaissance painter of the Dominican Order who lived in 15th century Florence, the Studio continues a long tradition of valuing quality, creativity, craftsmanship and reflection in the making of art.

Program Info

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Meet Siena


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Arthur Gwoszdz

Digital Communications and Computer Information Systems major; Student Government President; Brazil

Faculty & Staff

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Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


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Colleen Lewis Aguilar '04, '06MA

Spanish, Organizational Leadership graduate; Teacher, Nonprofit founder, Long Beach, Calif.