Studio Arts

​​​​As students develop and progress, students will begin assembling their best works into a portfolio in the 11th grade year as a record of production, and to use in applications to art schools and universities. Cross-curricular projects, field trips to museums and galleries, as well as visiting artists, will support and enhance the breadth of the program. As production is such an important aspect of the program, students will have numerous opportunities to exhibit several times each year.

Potential Careers in Studio Arts​​​

  • Art director
  • Arts educator
  • Art therapist
  • Advertising
  • Archivist
  • Arts administrator
  • Architect
  • Conservator
  • Commercial artist
  • Animator
  • Curator
  • Gallery manager
  • Fashion designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior designer
  • Museum education
  • Photographer
  • Textile designer 

High School Pathway Courses    (s) = semester

Grade ​​Essential Pathway Courses​ (select one each year)
​​Recommended Electives
Examples of Local Post-Secondary Degrees
Associate's Degree
Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Arts Technology
Rock Valley College

Bachelor's Degree​
Art, Art Education, Art History, Performing Arts, Studio Arts
Rockford University​​, Northern Illinois University, Judson University

Master's Degree
Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art​
Northern Illinois University
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