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Paint tubes in an art studio by Ian Terpin

Art Practice

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School of Humanities and Sciences

Immerse yourself in the craft, culture, and theory of current fine art practices, prepare for a successful career as a visual artist.

What You'll Study

The Art Practice program offers production-based courses founded on the concepts, skills and cultural viewpoints that characterize contemporary art practice. Our goal is to educate students, both majors and minors, in the craft, culture, and theory of current fine art practices to prepare them for successful careers as artists. The studio program is designed to develop in-depth skills in more than one area of the visual arts. It emphasizes the expressive potential of an integration of media, often via a cross-disciplinary, interactive path. Through collaboration and connections with scientists, engineers, and humanities scholars, the program addresses a breadth of topical and artistic concerns central to a vital undergraduate education. Students are exposed to a range of practices early in their development in order to have a good basis of comparison if they choose to focus on a particular medium. This sequence of courses also broadens the students’ skills and enables them to combine materials and methods. In all courses students are expected to pass mid term and final reviews and critiques of their work.

Degrees Offered

  • BA
  • Minor
  • Honors

More Information

Exploratory Courses

ARTSTUDI 130

Interactive Art: Making it with Arduino (ARTSTUDI 231A)

ARTSTUDI 131

Sound Art I (MUSIC 154A)

ARTSTUDI 140

Drawing I

ARTSTUDI 141S

Drawing Outdoors

ARTSTUDI 145

Painting I

ARTSTUDI 147

Art Book Object (ARTSTUDI 247A)

ARTSTUDI 148

Monotype

ARTSTUDI 148A

Introduction to Lithography

ARTSTUDI 148P

The Hybrid Print (ARTSTUDI 248P)

ARTSTUDI 151

Sculpture I

ARTSTUDI 155

Social Sculpture (TAPS 155)

ARTSTUDI 163

Drawing with Code (ARTSINST 142)

ARTSTUDI 167

Introduction to Animation

ARTSTUDI 168

Data as Material

ARTSTUDI 169

Virtual Reality: the possibility and peril of immersive artwork

ARTSTUDI 171

Introduction to Photography

ARTSTUDI 177

Video Art