Bachelor of Science in Studio Arts

The Marist-LdM Bachelor of Science in Studio Art degree is for students who want to expand their understanding of art and artistic techniques. The diverse and dynamic city of Florence, home to some of the world’s most recognizable masterpieces, which include Botticelli’s Venus and Michelangelo’s David, along with the surrounding Tuscan countryside provide the ideal background for those interested in studying studio arts.

Students are given the exciting opportunity to draw and paint the city’s iconic architecture, historic and contemporary art, and vibrant Florentine culture.  The B.S. with a concentration in Studio Art is a four-year program designed to combine broad-based training in the visual and digital arts with a focus on studio work.

The syllabus provides a stimulating environment for students to gain technical proficiency and creative expression as they are challenged to communicate concepts in a meaningful way, showcasing their own artistic voice. The courses are geared for those who want to go beyond a traditional art education and develop interdisciplinary practices that integrate studio art and additional academic disciplines, giving them the tools necessary for success within their chosen field.


Note: A minimum of 60 credits in Liberal Arts is required.


History of Western Art I: Antiquity to Early Renaissance

History of Western Art II: High Renaissance to Present

Two 200 level or higher Art History courses

Senior Thesis: Portfolio

Capping Courses/Images and Words


Foundation Courses (12 Credits)

Fundamentals of Art & Design

Basic Drawing/Principles of Drawing and Composition

Digital Graphic Technique Fundamentals

Design/LdM Equivalent


Concentration Courses (30 Credits)

Basic Painting/Foundation Oil Painting

Introductory Sculpture

Draw II: Media & Technology/Advanced Conceptual Drawing

Basic Printmaking

Basic Photography/Introduction to Classic Photography

Five additional art studio courses at the 200 level or above


Course Requirements (9 Credits)

Students must take additional nine (9) credits in studio art or related field electives and/or personal internship or combination thereof.


Core / Liberal Studies & Foundation Requirements (42-45 Credits)

Elective Course Requirements (33 – 36 Credits)

Total Requirement for Graduation (120 Credits)

Please contact [email protected] for more information on this program.