Integrative Studio Practice

Explore and combine media

Our integrative studio practice program provides you with the framework to develop your art practice by synthesizing more than one media. You will learn to create works that incorporate elements from more than one discipline.

Design your own curriculum

You will not only have the flexibility to study with a dual emphasis in areas that interest you most, but also the ability to build and hone your creative voice while drawing on both traditional and contemporary practices.

The ability to be nimble and not singularly identified as a student of one studio emphasis allows students to work with the widest range of faculty experts to gain their input, mentorship, and critique of the studio outcomes.

Cory Robinson, George & Diane Seybert professor of furniture design

Student work

Clockwise from top: Alexis Nunnelly, Blindside (detail), 2016. Cassy Coha, Lily Pad Tiered Table, 2019. Maple, walnut, oak, and cherry. Katrina Siedlecki, Deteoriation, 2020. Latex and plaster gauze. Courtesy of the artists

A student cuts pieces of denim fabric.

Foundation studies

Your first year at Herron focuses on skills that are crucial to your success in art and design school. You will explore basic principles and techniques, as well as your own historical, cultural, and personal influences as an artist or designer.

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You will have access to all the tools and equipment necessary for your fine arts studio courses from semester to semester. These courses include sculpture, painting, drawing and illustration, ceramics, printmaking, photography, and furniture design.

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Professional opportunities

As creative disciplines and industries are increasingly blurred, a bachelor’s degree in integrative studio practice will help you develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can be applied to other fields. Life after Herron could lead to entrepreneurship or a career in museums, universities, and industries outside the arts.

Pursue your calling as a professional:

  • Studio owner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Educator or instructor
  • Studio technician
  • Artist in residence
  • Gallery or museum curator
  • Arts administrator
  • Studio manager
  • Gallery owner or director
  • Corporate designer

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