The foundations program is designed to prepare students for further study in the arts by introducing skills and strategies important for creative visual expression. Students develop an understanding of how formal language, material sensibilities and a wide range of art practices can articulate content and express ideas. The program also establishes craft and work expectations while encouraging creative risk, experimentation and cross-media solutions. This coordinated introductory curriculum of five classes spans all areas of the studio and art history experience and introduces students to a full range of disciplines for possible future study. Classes are designed to be taken at the beginning of a student’s course of study, and are prerequisite for most other art courses.

Foundations Courses

  • Visual Language: Drawing
  • Visual Language: 2D Design
  • Visual Language: 3D Design
  • Art of World Civilization: Ancient to Medieval Art
  • Art of World Civilization: Early Modern to Contemporary Art