Studio Art

All studio art students at Assumption engage in hands-on creative work and acquire a foundation in art history that enables them to understand and appreciate theory and practice.

Studio Art Program

Program Tracks Available


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 1
Early Action: November 1
Early Action II: December 15
Regular Decision: February 15


Art, Music & Theatre

Program Contact

Toby Norris, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Art History
508-767-7417 Founders Hall - Room 025

An Ideal Place To Learn

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Program Curriculum


Experiential Learning

Learn the Skills Employers Seek

Faculty/Student Research

The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.

Study Abroad

At Assumption College, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.


Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more. Students have recently interned at Davis Publications, Museum Action Corps, Preservation Worcester, Worcester Art Museum and more.

Assumption's Rome Campus

At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)

Explore the Rome Campus

Career Paths

Our graduates pursue personally and professionally rewarding careers.

Art Directors and Graphics Editors for Newspapers and Magazines

Art Historians

Art Therapists/Counselors

Graphic Designers

Museum Curators and Staff Members


Self-employed Artists and Graphic Designers


Visual Resources Coordinators

Web Designers

First-rate Academics in a Catholic College Setting

Assumption College strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the College pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts that prepares students for professionally and personally rewarding lives of meaning.

Our Mission

Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost

We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.

Learn about financial aid


Graduate Schools

There are exciting opportunities in museums, galleries, marketing departments, education, art therapy and art departments in businesses. Students are also well prepared to enter graduate programs in architecture, painting, drawing, sculpting or other areas. Our graduates have pursued additional study at Boston Architectural Center; Rhode Island School of Design; UMass Amherst; New England Conservatory of Music; Syracuse University; Tufts University; and Maryland Institute of Art.

Related Programs

Art History


Graphic Design