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The studio art program is an interdisciplinary curriculum that enables students to gain a deeper understanding of their own ideas and how they relate to larger historical and cultural contexts. Courses at the 100 level stress fundamental aspects of visual literacy. Courses numbered 200 through 499 offer increasingly intensive study in painting, printmaking, sculpture, expanded media, and drawing. We have an outstanding scholarship program, and we encourage majors to apply for these awards.
Students have 24-hour access to work space on campus. Our facilities include sculpture and installation studio, two printmaking studios, and a Mac Lab with current Adobe software and a 3-D printer. Additionally, there are several drawing, painting, and foundation studios and two designated student galleries. Upper-division painting students have individual studios.
Our noteworthy Visiting Artists program provides students personal interactions and critiques with world-renowned artists including Marina Abramovic, Alice Aycock, Ann Hamilton, Wangechi Mutu, Philip Pearlstein, Do Ho Suh, and Bill Viola. To learn more about studio art or to arrange a visit, please contact Felix Oliveros, Academic Advisor.