Contemporary art has evolved into rich and complex forms. Art today encompasses both alternative and traditional processes. The undergraduate program provides a solid multidisciplinary foundation of conceptual and technical skills and emphasizes self-exploration and individual expression. Students are encouraged to express ideas in visual form.
Fine Arts Undergraduate program allows students to customize their studies. The Fine Arts program offers five areas of concentration for undergraduate majors: Ceramics, Drawing & Illustration, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Painting & Printmaking, and Textiles. Students choose from an exciting range of courses in these disciplines as well as mixed media, computer art, alternative processes, life drawing, sculpture and art history.
Graduate students are encouraged to explore conceptual issues, hybrid art forms, reinvigorate traditional forms, and engage in critical dialogue and writing. See MFA Studio Art.
Professional practice is a significant part of the program. Students work in well-designed studios with professional equipment. Graduate students and undergraduates will have opportunities to exhibit their work and may curate, organize and install exhibitions in our galleries.
Career positions for arts professionals are available in galleries, museums, education, illustration, apparel and design industries, publishing prints, designing one-of-a-kind or limited edition art objects, selling and exhibiting art.