的 艺术 & Visual Culture Department values and nurtures creativity while providing sound training in art analysis, art history, and technical skills for a wide variety of media. 的 major consists of two concentrations Studio 艺术 and 艺术s Man年龄ment.
的 Studio 艺术 concentration fuses art criticism and theory with studio production. Instead of segregating skills into lower level classes and concepts into higher level classes, students practice the marri年龄 of the two from the beginning. Students hone their creative skills in a series of conceptual interdisciplinary studio courses while developing a deep understanding of historical and contemporary artists and artworks.
的 艺术s Man年龄ment concentration acknowledges that an array of occupations need art-focused, business-savvy people from a liberal arts background who bring creative thinking and cultural awareness to the table–including museums, architecture firms, municipal public art departments, urban planning firms, tech start-ups, and more. 的 艺术s Man年龄ment concentration equips students with skills in art, communication, visual analysis, marketing, and business administration, while also offering art history and museum curatorial experiences for students wishing to pursue related graduate studies.
Students may also seek to gain additional professional grounding through the Museum Man年龄ment Program.
的 艺术 Department's classroom settings are complemented by regular eng年龄ment with local and regional artists and exhibitions.
Students may also qualify for financial aid and artistic merit scholarships.