“I knew that I wanted to do art and that I loved it, but at the same time I didn’t want to sacrifice having a really broad and rich education," said Lauren Miller ’15, a studio art major. “So I chose Notre Dame, and it was a really good decision for me.”
The studio art major prepares students to create and analyze works of art by developing visual literacy, research skills, and technical ability. Students concentrate their studies in ceramics, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.
Miller’s senior thesis project, a series of photographs about the mental landscapes of young women, won two undergraduate awards: the Judith A. Wrappe Memorial Prize and the William & Connie Greif Award.
Miller appreciated the flexibility of the major, enabling her to take classes in a variety of disciplines while ultimately focusing in photography.
“The art that I make today and the way that I talk about it wouldn’t be the same if i didn’t have all of that background,” Miller said.
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