You’re creative. Collaborative. Curious. You see the interesting, beautiful, and unusual details in the world around you and express them through different mediums. Vermont State University’s Studio Arts Concentration can help you expand your perspective, portfolio, and skills to pursue a successful and fulfilling creative career in the fine arts.
We understand that the cost and value of your education is important to you. That’s why we’re committed to being one of the most affordable colleges in Vermont and why more than 80% of our students receive aid. We're here to help you fit this program into your unique financial picture. Contact this program's Admissions Counselor any time to discuss what types of financial aid are right for you.
Combined with scholarships and aid, a Vermont State education is within reach for students from all financial backgrounds. Speak with our Admissions Counselor to estimate what your true out-of-pocket costs might be for this program.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Fine Arts, B.A.
$10,344 Full Time Annual
$20,688 Full Time Annual
Total Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
$1,608 Full Time Annual
Housing and Food
$8,104 Full Time Annual
Standard Food Plan
$5,244 Full Time Annual
For complete information on tuition and fees across all programs and locations, as well as indirect costs of attendance, visit the complete tuition and fees page.
Why Study Studio Arts at Vermont State
A Diverse Artist Community: Vermont State University’s fine arts program is a diverse and inclusive community of artists that challenges you to make complex artistic decisions and develop strong creative artistic skills.
Diverse Artistic Skill Set: Cultivate both artistic skills and creativity through a fundamental understanding of multiple art mediums from drawing to metalsmithing.
Project-Based Courses: You will improve your skill and technique through project-oriented studio coursework and hands-on experiential learning opportunities.
Small Classes: Boost your creative edge and work with professors who will know you personally from our small classes.
Exhibition Opportunities: Show your work in solo or group exhibitions in our Student Gallery and local Vermont galleries.
What You’ll Learn
In the Studio Arts Concentration, you’ll take a wide range of studio art classes in drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking and even metalsmithing. You will have the choice of focusing on one medium or mixing and matching them in any way you can think of.
Several local galleries show work by our students and faculty, including the Bank Gallery in Rutland, The Satellite Gallery in Lyndon, and the Christine Price Gallery in Castleton. Galleries at each campus provide opportunities for group and solo exhibitions of student work, including annual Senior Exhibitions.
Larger museums and galleries within easy reach of our campuses include the Hood Museum, Williams College Museum, Clark Museum, Mass MOCA, Middlebury College Museum, and Fleming Museum.
The proximity of Vermont State University campuses to major art centers, such as Boston, Montreal, and New York City makes it easy to gain firsthand knowledge of original, historic, and contemporary works of art. You can also study abroad in world centers of art such as Italy, Ireland, Holland, England, Greece, Nepal, Tibet, India, and China.
Painting & Drawing Studios (6) 2 at each campus (Castleton, Johnson, Lyndon)
Photo Studios (3) (Castleton, Johnson, Lyndon)
Printing & Bookmaking Studios (3) (Johnson, Lyndon’s is also the painting studio)
Ceramics Studio (Johnson)
Sculpture Studio (Johnson, Castleton, Castleton’s is also a Ceramics Studio)
Computer Labs (5) (Castleton, Johnson, Lyndon)
Digital Production Rooms (3) (Castleton, Johnson, Lyndon)
Castleton Galleries Student Gallery in the Calvin Coolidge Library Christine Price Gallery in the Fine Arts Center The Bank Gallery in downtown Rutland
Johnson Galleries The Julian Scott Memorial Gallery The Blackbox Gallery The Visual Art Center Gallery
Lyndon Galleries Quimby Gallery Satellite Gallery in Downtown Lyndon The Charles M. and Hanna H. Gray Gallery at NVRH in St. Johnsbury