The BFA in Fine Arts degree prepares fine arts majors for a lifetime of artistic pursuit, whether your passion lies in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, or new media.
The BFA Fine Arts curriculum allows students to investigate the full scope of the arts to better refine their creative self-discovery. Though the core focus lies in
the fine arts, students have the option to enroll additional courses from the
other departments, expanding versatility as an artist.
Starting with a solid foundation in traditional media, the curriculum
unfolds with a cross-disciplinary approach that encourages individual
expression. For example, a class like Painting the Human Head,
which examines the structure, proportions, and character of the human
head, might later surprisingly inform a student's new interest in
Undergraduate Fine Arts students work closely with a faculty of working artists who share their knowledge and experience to assist and advise you in discovering your own creative path and artistic potential. Critiques by faculty members and visiting artists will enrich the studio experience by providing objective points of view and fresh ideas, and instruction features exposure to methods of academic and technical research, sound studio practice, digital technology, and new media.
The Fine Arts program's expanding work space includes a professional printmaking studio with five presses for etching, woodcut, and lithography, a well-equipped wood shop, a plaster-casting room, a figure sculpture studio, and a ceramics studio with three kilns. Senior Fine Arts students have their own semi-private work spaces and there is a two-floor exhibition space exclusively reserved for student shows.
A beginner-level course designed to introduce students to a direct or alla prima approach to painting in oils. Emphasis is on color mixing and the physical manipulation of paint as direct response to visual perception.
This versatile print medium takes a collage approach to creating the printing plate. Thin layers of paper, fabric, tape, gesso, carborundum, etc. are adhered and sealed to heavy mat board or Masonite, and printed intaglio or relief. This course introduces carborundum prints and polyester silk prints, as well as a more painterly approach using gesso, glue and modeling paste. Emphasis is placed on color experimentation rather than editioning when printing.
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Ceramics Workshop and Lecture with Randy Johnston December 7
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