ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Visual Arts Program emphasizes experimentation and transdisciplinary approaches to studio production in both traditional and new media. Students are encouraged to consider both the physical and the cultural context of their artworks/projects as central to their interpretation. Presentations on contemporary art as well as discussions in theory and criticism, comprehensive art history, compositional techniques, and an understanding of research-based artistic practice complement studio production and the development of projects. Student-based gallery productions, cooperative learning and service oriented projects outside of studio time are required.
Auditions consist of a large group step-by-step live drawing activity for submission and evaluation. A portfolio of 4-6 original art pieces and a sketchbook are highly recommended in addition to the timed drawing.