Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Honors Bachelor of Arts
Honors Bachelor of Science
Minor: Art History
Minor: Studio Arts
College of Liberal Arts


Art with a Studio Arts Option

The curriculum is based on building an awareness and understanding of the historical, technical and contemporary aspects of art with a focus on the significance of art in society. The program offers the opportunity for professional artistic development, while incorporating subjects that lead to a liberal education.

OSU-Cascades' Art: Studio Arts degree program has a focus on printmaking that will include relief, silkscreen, intaglio, monotype printmaking. It explores ideas of multiples, publishing and dissemination. This hybrid approach will utilize both traditional and digital/technological and photographic techniques to generate images while allowing the student to learn historical contexts of printmaking and its place in contemporary art practice.

Minors in studio arts and art history are offered through the art program at OSU-Cascades, and can be added to any major. 


Program Information

Degree Requirements

A total of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate, including 60 upper-division credits. Requirements include:

  1. Baccalaureate core: 45 credits
  2. College of Liberal Arts Core: 8-11 credits
  3. Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science requirements: 15-24 credits
  4. Art Major requirements: 73 credits
  5. Electives if needed to meet the 180 credits

Degree Guides and Sample Plans

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Art, Studio Arts Degree Guide (PDF)

Transfer Guides

Transfer students starting at an Oregon Community College should use the Art Transfer Guides provided by the College of Liberal Arts.
Students planning to transfer from COCC to OSU-Cascades Art program should use the COCC Transfer Guides page.

Using the following course forecast information students will plan ahead and work with their advisor to create and update academic plans.

OSU Course Catalog

OSU Class Search

See the College of Liberal Arts Course Guide for CLA Core planning

Art Courses by term

The art degree at OSU-Cascades offers a studio arts option, as well as minors in studio arts and art history. As an art major, you’ll build your awareness and understanding of the historical, technical and contemporary aspects of art. Explore how art shapes our society while shaping your own development as an artist. Your degree will also help you develop the critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills that are the hallmarks of a liberal arts education. 

Learning outcomes:

Our faculty to student ratio allows students to receive individual attention both in and out of class. Studio art classes are taught by professors and working artists with MFAs, rather than graduate students.

  • Our students develop their own artistic voices, concepts, and vocabulary while honing technical skills.
  • Students learn the traditions of drawing, printmaking, painting, and sculpture and may combine these areas with performance, installation, and moving-image.
  • Studio art majors participate in solo and group reviews of their work.
  • Professional development is included in the studio as well being the focus of Art 411, a seminal course with practical skills for transitioning to top-tier graduate schools and careers in the arts.

Minors in studio arts and art history are offered through the art program at OSU-Cascades, and can be added to any major. The art history minor prepares students for a range of professional opportunities or later graduate study in the arts. The studio arts minor can be any combination of courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, expanded media, photography and digital studio.


Studio Arts Minor Curriculum

Art History Minor Curriculum

Sample Courses

  • Landscape Drawing Studio
  • Digital Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Video Art
  • Art Since 1945
  • History of Design
  • New Media: Interactive
  • Drawing
  • Western Architecture
  • Color in the Visual Arts

Course Listing

Where do OSU art graduates work?

  • Bright Horizons
  • Dark Horse Comics
  • E! Networks
  • Envisage Color & Surface Design
  • Hunter Castle
  • Maryhill Museum of Art
  • MWH Global
  • Nike
  • Quigley-Simpson
  • Signs Now NW
  • Springfield Museum
  • Teva Footwear
  • Upwright Studio
  • Woodland Park Zoo


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