Drawing with your toes, with your eyes closed, with your nondominant hand — as an Art major at St. Edward’s University, you’ll get used to shifting your perspective and pushing to the edge of your comfort zone.

Major Roadmap

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

Art Major Guide

You’ll develop a core knowledge of design, drawing and art history and try your hand — or brush — at mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

As you advance through the program, you’ll discover your own style and learn to critique your own work. You’ll create interactive installations, ask questions of professional artists who visit campus and go on old-school field trips to museums around the state. The Fine Arts Gallery on campus will become your lab, where you’ll learn exhibition design and installation and (proudly!) show your own work.

And in Austin — a creative city with a vibrant art scene — you’ll apply what you’re learning. Intern at established galleries, The Contemporary art museum, and the city’s Cultural Arts department, including the airport public art program. And in your spare time, take advantage of the Blanton Museum, dozens of established galleries, the interdisciplinary Fusebox Festival, and the two jam-packed weekends of the East Austin Studio Tour, plus more street murals than you can Instagram in a year.

What do our graduates do?

Art majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Exhibitor at Austin’s Wally Workman Gallery
  • Project lead at MoonArk, the first museum for the moon, in Paris
  • Associate professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • MFA student at Columbia University
  • Recipient of the University Graduate Scholarship at the University of Saskatchewan for MFA studies

For more information on the Art major, please contact Hollis Hammonds, chair of the Visual Studies department. The Art major is part of the Department of Visual Studies.

How to Draw Your Future

How to Draw Your Future

An innovative art class teaches students about making marks on paper and their mark in the world.