Art Studio Arts
The Wonsook Kim School of Art offers a comprehensive list of sequence options for a student interested in Studio Arts. The following are offered as areas of specialization: Ceramics, Drawing, Expanded Media, Glass, Printmaking, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Video, and Wood / Metal Design.
Following a first year foundations curriculum, students can choose a sequence within an individual studio. Within each sequence, faculty are actively engaged in introducing students to various technical skills and ideas specific to that discipline. The cohesive sequencing of courses within each studio area allows the student to build skills and knowledge towards a highly sophisticated level of work in that field of exploration.
Point of Pride
Why study Art Studio Arts?After graduation, Wonsook Kim School of Art students take on a variety of careers as artists, curators, designers, educators, critics, scholars, conservators and writers. Our alumni continue to be a part of the Wonsook Kim School of Art after they leave campus, and we continue to harness professional relationships and networking connections between them and our current students.
Come see campus and meet with campus representatives either in person or virtually. Optional chances to meet with academic department, honors, and financial aid.
Applying to Illinois State
Students seeking to major in Studio Arts must submit a digital portfolio as part of their application.
Applying to to BFA in Studio Art
To apply for the BFA in Studio Arts, students must already be attending ISU as an Art major or be an incoming Transfer student. An additional portfolio review is required.
Admissions Digital Portfolio Requirements for all BA/BS Sequences
Wonsook Kim School of Art reviews digital application portfolios submitted by the first of every month. Applicants are encouraged to submit their portfolio as soon as possible for best consideration for both admission to the Art major and for departmental scholarships. Applicants may expect their portfolio review results by email during the third week of the month during which the portfolio is reviewed.
You are encouraged to consult with your current art educators with assistance in selecting the work that best exhibits your strengths, talents, and understanding of art principles for your portfolio. No artist statement is required.
Digital Portfolio Requirements and Information
- Images of (at least) five pieces of your art:
- Artwork may be any combination of mediums.
- Artwork is not required to be related to the major to which you are applying.
- Please do not submit your portfolio as a website link or PowerPoint. Individual files, Word Documents, or PDFs are preferred.
Refer to our recommendations on how to
photograph your artwork digitally.
- An indexed list of your artwork:
- This includes the title, medium, approximate dimensions, and year of creation for each piece of art submitted.
- As you upload your artwork to the portfolio portal, you may either list these specifications in the description textbox available for each image or upload them as a list within a text file (Word Document or PDF).
- How to submit your digital portfolio:
- Digital portfolios may be uploaded through your ISU application.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns please email Art@IllinoisState.edu or call (309)-438-5622. We look forward to sharing the endless experiences and opportunities of our campus art community with you, #FutureArtRedbird!