Art (BFA)

This course of study is recommended for students interested in a career as a professional artist or graphic designer. A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Culver-Stockton provides a solid undergraduate experience necessary for acceptance into the art profession or graduate school. C:\fakepath\graphicdesignquote.png


Studio Art: There are a number of rewarding opportunities for artists who work in the following mediums: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and pottery. This course of study incorporates a wide variety of artistic media. Art studios, galleries and art collectors are always on the lookout for artists whose work reflects talent, creativity and style. 

Graphic Design: With an emphasis in Graphic Design, students dive into the meaning of visual communication, exploring a field that is essential in today’s information-rich world. Posters, websites, books, ads, street signs, magazines, package labels and apps all involve graphic design. Not only do graphic design students develop an eye for aesthetics, they also learn how to solve problems creatively, which is a recognized skill set that many leading companies are eager to employ.

Fast Facts:

  • C-SC alumni of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree create works of fine art that are found in museums, art galleries and corporate and private art collections.
  • Graphic artists work collaboratively with advertising agencies, publishing houses and the printing industry.
  • Each student is encouraged to enter work in the juried Student Honors Art Show. Art students also display their work in the Senior Art show as a part of their Capstone Experience course.
  • Art and Design facilities include Mabee Art Gallery, Sculpture and Clay Studio, Photography Studio, Drawing, Painting & Printmaking Studio, Wood & Metal Shop, and Mac Computer Lab.

Student Organizations:

C-SC Art Club
Kappa Pi Honors Art Fraternity
Missouri Art Education Association
AIGA, The Professional Association of Design

Other Fine Art Resources and Opportunities

Portfolio Review
Gallery and Studio
Guest Artists
Fine Arts Calendar


Gary Meacher
Assistant Professor of Art & Design and Department Chair of Art
Phone: (573) 288-6367

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