A photo of a student artist painting on a canvas

Studio Art

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The studio art curriculum focuses on creative work in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and digital art. The program offers two degrees: a B.A. and a B.F.A. in studio art.

  • World-class facilities at the Wyeth Family Studio Art Center
  • Goos Family Studio offers a newly-renovated space for sculpting, decorating, and firing ceramics
  • Accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • Internships at Maine’s leading museums
  • The UMaine Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship, an annual financial award, is offered to new first-year and transfer students with a demonstrated talent in art

The Studio Program at UMaine focuses on drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and digital art. Elective studio work is available in photography, graphic design, and ceramics. The program is internationally recognized as a leader in sustainable and green initiatives and research.

The Department of Art offers dynamic, interdisciplinary programs in a challenging and supportive environment. The department is home to the Lord Hall Gallery and works closely with galleries and museums throughout the state to foster internship and other student learning opportunities. Such collaborations ensure that the department’s programming is vital and reflective of contemporary concerns in art, art history, art criticism and the teaching of art. The department balances a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences with intensive study of the visual arts.

Whether conducting research, analyzing, critiquing or producing work, students prepare to become informed and creative contributors to the media-rich 21st century.

The department’s faculty members are highly educated working artists, art historians and art educators with national and international reputations in their respective fields. In addition to their professional accomplishments, faculty members are dedicated teachers and are active in their communities, volunteering their expertise to local cinemas, schools, museums, galleries and environmental sustainability programs throughout the region.

A UMaine art degree prepares students for careers locally and globally as artists, designers, creative innovators, arts administrators, and museum and gallery professionals. The department’s rigorous academic training prepares students for graduate study in the visual arts as well professional success in a variety of fields.

Justin Wolff

Professor and Chair

Lord Hall, Room 107
 207.581.3245 | justin.wolff@maine.edu

Studio Art

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Lord Hall

A photo of an art student in a print making class


The Wyeth Family Studio Art Center at the Stewart Commons is a state-of-the art visual arts complex featuring light, open, airy, purpose-built studios for painting, drawing, 3D design, photography and printmaking. Lord Hall is the home for expanded facilities for art education, art history, and the gallery. The old Fire Station building house our Sculpture Studio and the new Goos Family Studio houses our ceramics studio.