Studio Arts

Studio Arts has a 100-plus-year tradition at PNCA with a rigorous curriculum embracing contemporary creative practice and cultural inquiry.

The synthesis of theory and practice, experiential learning, critical thinking, and a flexible skill base is crucial to your adaptability and your ability to build a sustainable future, whether your goal is graduate school, an entrepreneurial endeavor, studio practice, or some hybrid practice. Critical components of the program include exploration of new materials and methods (including digital tools), studio practice, and critique-based discourse that extends beyond the classroom into discussions with visiting artists, gallery visits, and workshops. At the same time, professional practice coursework supports you in developing networks, professional skills, and contextual writing and research skills to assist you in reaching your next destination beyond graduation.

Lennie Pitkin, Chair


Painting + Drawing


The Chair of the Studio Arts department is Lennie Pitkin.