Undergraduate Programs

The Studio Art bachelor’s degree program at The University of Toledo is for students who want: 

  • A more intense studio art experience
  • A career as a studio artist
  • A track for graduate school

Art students start out in the Visual Arts bachelor’s degree program. They may apply to the Studio Art Fine Arts program as early as spring semester freshman year.

UToledo Studio Art majors refine their art skills but also learn other valuable skills: 

  • How to think creatively, research and present your ideas
  • How to ship artwork and install it in galleries
  • How to use the latest printer and digital technologies 


  • 2D Studies
  • 3D Studies
  • New Media Design Practices
  • Digital and Photographic Art 

You will leave The University of Toledo with many marketable skills that translate into real jobs.

Top Reasons to Study studio art at UToledo

  1. A well-rounded art education.
    Students earning a UToledo bachelor’s degree in fine arts learn the skills important in today’s evolving job market. They learn how to use their heads to critique, write, research and problem solve. They learn how to use their hands by employing tools, computers and digital technology.
  2. Faculty who is personally invested in you.
    Studio Art students benefit from faculty members who exhibit all over the world and who use their own evolving research and experiences in class.
  3. Twice-a-year faculty reviews.
    No other art schools in the area require faculty reviews for fine arts majors. Reviews are a great way to receive constructive feedback and engage with UToledo faculty and peers. Students are encouraged to develop a portfolio of work and to develop their own artistic voice.
  4. Access to the nationally recognized Toledo Museum of Art.
    UToledo’s Department of Art is housed in the four-story UToledo Center for the Visual Arts on the TMA’s campus. The center was designed by Frank Gehry. Undergraduate art students have access to the Museum's resources. 
  5. Professional experiences.
    The local community offers plenty of opportunities to expand your portfolio. Art majors have:
    • Created wearable sculptures that were presented on the runway in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion
    • Pasted wood-cut murals on downtown Toledo buildings
    • Traveled with professors to classes and conferences
    • Taught art to local youth at city parks and community centers
    • Done internships at places like The Toledo Museum of Art, Bluefin Media and UT’s Department of Art.
  6. Access to technology old and new.
    The UToledo Art Department has the latest tools, including two digital studios, dark rooms, a laser etcher, CNC router and 3D printers. It also has a foundry and wood shop for bronze casting and metal forging. 
  7. Create an art exhibition.
    Students taking classes in New Media Design Practices can work with art history majors to curate a Toledo Museum of Art exhibition. Students choose artwork from the museum’s collection and design and write all supporting materials, including labels, interpretive text and marketing materials.
  8. Accredited.
    The Department of Art in UToledo's School of Visual and Performing Arts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
  9. Want to teach art?
    UToledo offers two graduate school options.


What jobs can I get with a studio art degree?

The University of Toledo prepares graduates in the Studio Art degree program for wherever their passion leads them.

  • Art director
  • Photojournalist
  • Art teacher
  • Studio artist
  • Computer graphic artist

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Finding an internship is easy thanks to UToledo’s robust community partnerships with companies and organizations around the region. Dive into unique opportunities that prepare you to launch your career.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!

Career Services can help you track down job opportunities. You also might be able to receive academic credit for your internship or job.


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.






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Last Updated: 11/16/23