Department of Art + Design
The first step along each of the studio art degree tracks is the establishment of a firm foundation in basic principles of art. All art majors and minors, with the exception of art history majors and minors, must take the studio foundations courses. Our foundations classes provide students the opportunity to explore time-honored principles of art and design which become the underpinning of with the fundamentals of well-structured design that will be applied throughout their careers. Students are given the opportunity to learn how to see, analyze and communicate their ideas through the foundations curriculum. Foundation courses introduce the beginning student to the language and world of art and design. Students learn the basic truths which provide guides for success in all areas of art and design. Basic elements are set forth and the student is provided the time and studio space to explore in their own way the utilization and organization of these elements.