Department of Art and Design Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Art and Design Minors 


Art & Design

The Art and Design students have opportunities to work with internationally recognized faculty in state-of-the-art facilities with some of the best technology available for the making, studying, and teaching of the visual arts.

For the Art & Design Studio Minor programs of study click here.


Ceramics

Ceramics intends to build a solid technical foundation in craftsmanship and the handling of materials.To learn more about this area see the video below or visit the program page.


Drawing & Illustration

Drawing and Illustration encompass alternative processes, mixed medias, and collages with expressing ideas in visual form. To learn more about this area see the video below or visit the program page.


Textile Design

Fiber Art and Textile Design studies historical and traditional textiles from cultures throughout the world, so students can learn to create contemporary work through basic textiles .To learn more about this area see the video below or visit the program page. 


Jewelry & Metals

Jewelry and Metals students find fertile ground for their ideas by exploring concepts addressing identity, the body, value, desire, power, beauty, and other concepts significant in jewelry. To learn more about this area see the video below or visit the program page. 


Painting

Painting combines artistic techniques with understanding social and historic contexts to engage students in creating art that expresses ideas. To learn more about this area see the video below or visit the program page.


Photography

Photography engages artistic expression and visual stimulation to use photography as an unparalleled vehicle for communication. To learn more about this area see the video below or visit the program page. 


Interdisciplinary 

Students have the option to select from a range and variety of courses to round their studies in many areas. To learn more about this area see the video below or visit the program page and the plan of study. 


Art History

Art History seeks to understand the cultural values expressed in a work of art and to show how the latter fits into a larger context or tradition to which individual artists belong. To learn more about this area see the video below or visit the program page. 

For the Art History program of study click here. 


Electronic & Time-Based Art

Electronic and Time-Based Art is at the intersection of technology and physical creation to engage students in a variety of mediums for creating digital or time-based works of art. To learn more about this area see the video below or visit the program page. 

For the Electronic & Time-Based Art program of study click here.


ETB Solar Sound Module

"Solar Sound Module" summer workshop, July 2009


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