Program Overview

The program in studio art, in the context of a strong liberal arts setting, is shaped by the Ignatian tradition of depth of thought and imagination. Students develop an understanding of art-making as a combination of strong concept and technique. Foundational study in painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography and drawing requires students to think critically, approach problems creatively and develop strong technical skills.


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Program Goals

As students progress through the program and select a concentration, they refine technique and develop advanced conceptual skills. The end result is the creation of a coherent body of work. The studio art program develops students that are fully prepared to embrace their vocation as professional artists.

Where We Work

  • Mobile Arts Council, Mobile, AL
  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Center for Craft, St. Louis, MO
  • The Field Museum, Chicago, IL

Career Outlook

Graduates of our studio art program will be able to work in art, art administration, museum curation, art teaching, branding and more. This program provides students with creative and technical skills needed to be successful in lines of artistic and design work.


“SHC’s focus on service brought new meaning to my art, as well as my view on the larger community. I share this same philosophy with my students today.” — Grant Benoit


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The arts are systems of communication that teach us about human interaction and creativity in problem solving.

  • Rachael Hatley

    Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

  • Terry Maddox

    Adjunct Faculty

  • LaVada Raouf

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Wanda Sullivan

    Professor of Art / Director of Eichold Gallery

Why SHC?

At Spring Hill College, we’re making our mark – With our small class sizes and affordable tuition, Spring Hill College is uniquely qualified to provide a high quality education to our students. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on empowering students with a passion for knowledge and personal growth. With our recent tuition cut, Spring Hill College is now one of the most affordable private colleges in the country.

We’re curious and inspired – Forbes Magazine has ranked Spring Hill College as one of the top ten best colleges for return on investment (ROI). In our class of 2021, 92% of graduates attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.

We’re doers – Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year. 100% of the 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted. Spring Hill College has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Education program over the last five years.

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