Strengthen conceptual and technical abilities

First-year students in the School of Art take part in a newly redesigned curriculum that combines studio classes with art history and theory content, creating a more holistic experience in which studio practice determines and creates avenues for acquiring historical and contextual knowledge.

Camille Avarella | Drawing Camille Avarella | Drawing
Ed Figueroa | 2D Creative Processes Ed Figueroa | 2D Creative Processes
Jessica Whitley | 2D Creative Processes Jessica Whitley | 2D Creative Processes
Kim Truong | Drawing Kim Truong | Drawing
Robyn Adams | 2D Creative Processes Robyn Adams | 2D Creative Processes
Cheli Kalina | Dimensional Arts Cheli Kalina | Dimensional Arts
Dina Ben Nissan | Dimensional Arts Dina Ben Nissan | Dimensional Arts
Elise Beauchamp | 2D Creative Processes Elise Beauchamp | 2D Creative Processes
Jermaine Shavers | Drawing Jermaine Shavers | Drawing
Kaiyuan Chen | Drawing Kaiyuan Chen | Drawing
Mel Wherry | Drawing Mel Wherry | Drawing
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With these new first-year courses, the level of expectation from students prepares them for intensive learning and working as they transition into subsequent years of their degree program. Faculty mentor students on best creative practices and advise them on professional art careers. Students work closely with practicing professors in various creative art fields, broadening the student experience during the first year.