All students complete a first level of foundation courses in design, drawing, and art history. A second level of foundation courses is required, specifically designed for the concentration selected. Screening is required for entry into the BFA in Art + Design. A minimum grade of C is required for all art courses.
The department practices mandatory student advising. Freshmen are assigned an FYE adviser for their first two terms, then transition to advisers in their concentrations. It is recommended that transfer students meet with the art chair before setting up an appointment with the adviser in their concentration.
Learning goals for the BS or BA of Art + Design program include:
Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the elements of art and the principles of design in the production of art and/or design work.
Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the materials and processes of their chosen discipline in the production of art and/or design work.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of art history and contemporary art and/or design, and an understanding of the historical and contemporary context for their work, in the production of art and/or design work, and in talking and writing about their work.
Students will demonstrate creative problem solving skills in the processes and production of art and/or design work.
Students will articulate, through writing, verbally and through the production of a body of work, their personal aesthetic and professional direction.
Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
Center for the Arts, Room 3103 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.