Our Visual Arts program offers experiences that inform and inspire a new language of communication with innovative approaches to problem solving, opportunities for in-depth exploration and collaboration, access to multimedia studios, and a solid foundation in the formal aspects of design.
Foundational courses have been designed to develop competence in the use of the elements of art and the principles of design, with a strong emphasis in drawing, and an introduction to various media. Advanced courses support a more aggressive pursuit of technical skill improvement that helps to enable the development of the student's ability to express herself, as well as an awareness and command of her visual language. In all classes, the encouragement of invention and discovery lead to greater creativity and a richer imagination.
The Visual Arts Department features studios designed for drawing, printmaking, painting, and ceramics. We also boast a full black and white darkroom for film photography and a digital media lab with state-of-the-art equipment and software.
Communication is more dependent on visual means than ever before. The success of communication is highly influenced by the level of informed observations, creative innovation, and intelligent responses to stimuli.