Studio Arts

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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.

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Paul Williams

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Phil Whitman

Associate Professor of Art


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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. 

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Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing 
  • Landscape Painting 
  • Life Drawing 
  • Advanced Ceramics 
  • Open Studio 

Other Concentrations in This Program

Meet Our Faculty


  • Lyndon Campus

Mary Martin smiles at the camera in a black jacket and blonde hair.

Professor of Art History and Program Director of MFA in Studio Arts

  • Johnson Campus

Adjunct Faculty and Director Julian Scott Memorial Gallery

  • Johnson Campus

Professor, Animation Illustration Program Coordinator, Graphic Design Program Coordinator

  • Lyndon Campus

Associate Professor of Art

  • Castleton Campus

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