Program

120

Total Credits

40

Total Classes

On Ground

Format

The program’s primary goal is to develop the visual artist. Students are encouraged to take risks, speculate, explore, research, create and pursue artworks of quality. Students are asked to deal in materials and in ideas, to explore past perceptions of the world of art and their interior and exterior worlds of imagination and values. These expectations call for a commitment to study, a disciplined approach to work and a willingness to integrate personal and cultural identities in their artwork.

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“I have experienced SHU as a student, teacher and alumni board member. Siena has a community of professors, staff and students that were (and are) like family. The professors were challenging, yet could give me personal attention and guidance.”

Todd Marsee, ’94, Senior Graphic Designer at Michigan Sea Grant

Todd Marsee, '94, Senior Graphic Designer at Michigan Sea Grant

Kenneth Thompson, owner of Flatlanders Art and Supply.

Studio Angelico is Siena Heights University’s nationally accredited art department, offering degrees in Graphic Design, Art History and Fine Arts. As part of these degrees, you can explore art media such as animation, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video editing and web design. In addition, opportunities are available for you to combine your art degree with various other majors, minors and certifications in areas such as business, psychology, chemistry, museum studies, and teacher education, which will help you prepare for careers in such fields as advertising, art therapy, art conservation, museum work and art education.

At Studio Angelico, you will enjoy small class sizes, personalized attention, up-to-date facilities, and a supportive and diverse community of learners that will foster your growth as an artist. Our Visiting Artists Program connects you with experts from around the world; the Klemm Gallery in Studio Angelico not only features the work of our visiting artists but provides a professional venue for our BFA majors\’ senior projects. Educational travel opportunities are also available.

We invite you to meet our faculty, to tour our facilities and to present a portfolio of your artwork for possible scholarships.


Ryan Hewlett
Assistant Profesor of Graphic Design
rhewlett@sienaheights.edu
Trisha Holt
Assistant Professor of Art
tholt@sienaheights.edu
517-264-7862

The Klemm Gallery provides a venue for a broad range of art exhibitions supporting the University’s mission and reflecting the concerns and interests of the faculty and students in the Art program.

The gallery is named after Sister Jeannine Klemm, former chair of the Art program.

Each fall semester the gallery schedules three month-long solo or group exhibitions.

For a complete schedule of gallery events, please visit studioangelico.com.


Siena Heights University conducts Arts Scholarship Days for prospective students.

High school seniors and transfer students who would like to major in music, art or theater or perform in the choir, band, marching band, orchestra or jazz band can schedule an audition or portfolio review and campus visit during Arts Scholarship Days @ Siena. Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students. In addition to their audition or portfolio review, students may have the opportunity to meet with current scholarship recipients over lunch, have an individual meeting with Admissions Counselor and enjoy a campus tour.

Pre-registration is required.

 


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


Costs & Aid

We know that college can be expensive, but we don’t want cost to keep you from attending Siena Heights University! We offer numerous financial aid opportunities. Federal aid is available to students who qualify by completing the FAFSA. Feel free to contact us with questions about financial aid opportunities, or click on one of the links below.