Earning your professional degree with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Mobile prepares you to create art that makes an impact. This program is a more intensive course of study than the traditional Bachelor of Arts alone and can be a stepping stone to graduate study.
Phillip Counselman

Philip Counselman
Program Coordinator, Art
Associate Professor of Art
Chair, Department of Visual Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art

There is a personal and social significance to art. The creative process fosters growth, change, expansion of ideas, understanding and potential. Grow in your own understanding of how Christian principles can help you achieve meaningful contact with the world around you through your own self-expression and creative processes.

With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, you are prepared to be a professional visual artist, enter a specific art field or continue your education at the graduate level. You will develop a well-rounded knowledge of art history and have extensive training in a variety of studio areas including drawing, painting, printmaking, design, photography and sculpture. You will be encouraged and supported to specialize within the field, complete professional internships, and also learn professional practices skills to help you build a career in the visual arts.

Some characteristics of professionals in the field of art/studio art are curiosity, passion for your art, the ability to see things from a different perspective, an entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and a desire to make an impact through your work.

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 - Experiment with a variety of media
- Work one-on-one with faculty who support you
- Participate in a vibrant local arts community


Professional Artist
Art Educator
“I believe all artists are trying to make sense of the world in their own way – this is a visual interpretation. It is something that is constant, essentially creating your own world that is imbued with your own unique perspective…In our program, we focus on giving students individual attention with a faculty who really care about your creative works and your future as a professional artist.”

Philip Counselman, BFA, MFA
Program Coordinator, Art
Associate Professor of Art
Chair, Department of Visual Arts
College of Arts and Sciences

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