Art + Extended Media prepares students to be artists in the 21st century. Students explore diverse and new media, interdisciplinary research, critical thinking, and community engagement. Art + Extended Media students will become active members of the contemporary art world through their individualized studio practice.
Emphasis on a strong studio practice is at the heart of our program. Students engage in coursework from Art + Extended Media, Graphic + Media Design and Interior Design. Students collaborate on projects that take place beyond the classroom where they are challenged with creating art in unique spaces.
Art + Extended Media Students are encouraged to take Topics courses that are unique to traditional curriculum. Our most recent Topics class in Destruction challenged students to create work through destruction, adding to and pushing the boundaries of students’ studio practice.
Each semester, the Department schedules trips to New York City and surrounding art institutions to help students stay current with what’s happening in contemporary art. In addition, the Department collaborates with the Opalka Gallery to bring artists and designers to the campus to speak with our students. Seeing and being seen enhances studio practice and promotes the development of a professional network.
The bottom line is that you enjoy what you do. We will challenge you to make thoughtful, engaging work that is yours, which is when art is at its best. Come for a visit!