As of fall 2016, our Fine Arts and Photography programs have joined forces with the Graphic + Media Design and Interior + Spatial Design programs for the new BFA in Art + Extended Media. This innovative degree program is designed to prepare students to be artists in the 21st century. Our curriculum focuses on proficiency in diverse and new media, interdisciplinary research, critical thinking, community engagement, and professional practice. Students engage with the professional world outside the studio through internships, class-led public projects, and exhibitions. Art + Extended Media teaches students the critical thinking, aesthetic, technical, and professional skills needed to be successful in the world of contemporary art.
Students explore a wide range of drawing techniques with still life, mixed media, as well as drawing from live models.
Our large, naturally lit painting studio supports the beginner through advanced level students. A solid foundation in traditional techniques is established, then followed by more conceptual exploration within the medium.
Students explore how photographic images are made, presented and interpreted. They learn traditional and digital film and print processes
and design photographs for various formats such as print, the web, and alternative processes.
Printmaking classes include intaglio, relief, monoprints and screenprinting. Students are encouraged to mix media to develop their own style. Photopolymer techniques allow the use of photographic and digital imagery and the department’s laser cutter can be used for making stencils and woodcuts.