Studio Angelico – A Community of Artists

Overview and History:

Studio Angelico is the name of the building that houses the Art Department at Siena Heights University.

Named for 15th-century Dominican painter Fra Angelico, the Studio has been a center for art and art education in Adrian, Michigan, since the 1930s.  Today, the Studio continues a long tradition of valuing:

  • technical skill,
  • mastery of design,
  • familiarity with a wide variety of artistic media,
  • a high level of productivity and creative experimentation,
  • the development of artistic purpose and ethical behavior,
  • critical thinking skills, and
  • knowledge of the history of visual culture.

Studio Angelico offers you a large art department in a small liberal arts college featuring first-rate art professors and outstanding opportunities to stoke your creativity and follow your personal and professional direction.

Studio Angelico is a nationally accredited art department and offers degrees in Graphic Design, Art Education, Art History and Fine Arts. Through our degree offerings, you will explore art media such as animation, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video production, and web design.

Opportunities are available to combine majors, minors and certifications in areas such as business, psychology, chemistry, museum studies, and teacher education, providing a solid foundation for careers in fields such as advertising, art therapy, art conservation, museum work, and art education. The Studio also supports and encourages students to become professional artists.

The Art Department's primary goal is to develop visual artists.  Students are encouraged to explore, research, create, and pursue artworks of high quality.  They are expected to deal in materials and in ideas, to explore past perceptions of the world of art and their interior and exterior worlds of imagination and values.  These expectations call for a commitment to study, a disciplined approach to work and a willingness to integrate personal perspectives in their artwork.  In these ways students are called to be purposeful, competent and ethical, thereby supporting the mission of Siena Heights University.