Academics

About the Program

Learn more about the Art program, degrees and its concentrations.

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.

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:

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.

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Meet Siena

Students

Lucas Bartz

Lucas Bartz

Accounting, Adrian Campus

Faculty & Staff

Gail A. Ryder

Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities

Alumni

Barbara Schmidtman '11

Barbara Schmidtman '11

Nuclear Medicine Technologies Graduate; LMC Campus
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