Foundations Studio Arts Program
FOUNDATIONS STUDIO ARTS PROGRAM:
Required of All Majors (except Art History and Music)
The foundations studio arts program at the College of Visual and Performing arts is a rigorous program designed to promote creativity and develop in the young artist an understanding of the visual language. Emphasis is placed on developing drawing skills through organic and inorganic subject matter, refining abilities in working with two- and three-dimensional design problems, and identifying professional interests. The foundation courses (at the 100 level) are required for all visual arts majors and are a prerequisite for all 200- or higher-level courses in Fine Arts, Artisanry, Visual Design, and Art Education. Two Art History courses, ARH 125 Studies in Visual Culture: Renaissance to Modern Art and ARH 150 Studies in Visual Culture: Modern to Contemporary Art, are also required, and together with ARH 200 Studies in Visual Culture: Ancient, Medieval, and World Art (scheduled for the second year), they provide a historical survey of the art of the Western world.