Areas of Study
The Ceramics Area is devoted to introducing students to the rich traditions of ceramic practice—from wheel throwing to 3-D modeling—while encouraging the use of materials and methods as vehicles for individual expression in contemporary art.
Through research, investigation, and experimentation, the Design Area promotes creative problem solving, with a foundation in fundamentals and visual literacy and a focus on the role of designers both in the artistic community and in society at large.
Courses in Intermedia offer students hands-on instruction in a wide variety of digital media, using the most advanced tools for the investigation of digital photography, the internet, and video experimentation.
The Painting and Drawing Area—with courses in contemporary painting, life drawing, figurative painting, drawing for animators, and more—emphasizes the broad range of painting and drawing practices currently available
The Photography Area provides artists with a clear understanding of the photography medium by exposing the various practices and intellectual positions available, ranging from documentary and representational traditions to digital photography and new media.
The Printmaking Area functions as a laboratory for investigating printmaking and other multiple-imaging practices, including lithography, etching, monotype, block printing, and experimental printing processes using
The Sculpture Area supports the idea that sculpture as a field is especially open-ended in the present moment, and therefore comprises a wide range of materials and a diverse variety of projects, including installation, art and technology, public art, and performance.
The Critical Studies Area provides students with an advanced understanding of the dominant cultural and artistic concerns of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, a necessary theoretical foundation to support their own studio or design practices.