Visual and critical studies courses at SVA are designed to engage and challenge students in areas beyond a single medium of expression and creation. The dynamic course offerings reflect our rapidly expanding visual culture and the increasing urgency to educate students about all aspects of visual experience.
Our art history and theory courses cover a wide array of historical and theoretical movements, from the relation of art and politics to the role of the curator. These courses incorporate readings and lectures with guest speakers, studio visits and group discussions.
The visual and critical studies studio courses offer students the opportunity to create work while investigating the historical, cultural and theoretical movements that give their work dimension. Classes consist of studio time and home assignments paired with lectures and critiques. The goal is to provide students with a multidisciplinary approach to making art, one in which medium and message realize themselves simultaneously through the artist’s studio practice.
One night: Tuesday, August 30
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm