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“What students gain from our program is an intellectual maturity and skill set that will serve them both inside and outside the studio.”
Tom Huhn
Chair
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About The Department
  • A program for ambitious students who want to combine their studio art with philosophy, theory and criticism
  • Multidisciplinary curriculum for thinking artists
  • Explore various media and unorthodox art making
  • 97 students, 25 faculty, 37 courses
Courses
  • Curriculum at a glance
    • 60 credits in studio
    • 60 credits in visual and critical studies, art history, humanities & sciences
  • 37 courses offered, including:
    • Advanced Projects in Mixed Media
    • Aesthetic Theory
    • Art in Theory: 1648-1990
    • Art of the Premodernist World
    • Art Writing
    • Art, Science and the Spiritual
    • Artist as Curator
    • Capturing Life with the Camera Obscura
    • Digital Video
    • Fiber Arts
    • Gender Trouble
    • Looking Into Music
    • Media Studies and Criticism
    • Painting as Process: From Conception to Intuitive
    • Painting as Sorcery
    • Printmaking: Etching and Woodcut
    • Reading, Thinking, Writing
    • The Artist’s Journal
    • The History and Practices of Perspective
    • The Nature, History and Practices of the Image
    • Theories of Imitation
    • Theories of Vision and Color
    • Visual Poetics
    • Visuality and Modern Art
    • Visuality in Poetry

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