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The foundation program is designed to introduce beginning art students to the demands, expectations and fundamentals of art making. The program consists of four core required studio classes which must be completed by all declared art majors. Each of these classes requires the completion of a series of rigorous assignments emphasizing the formal fundamentals of each respective class. Equipped with these skills, students are prepared to explore the specific technical aspects of the various studio disciplines offered within the department and give physical form to their individual visions, concepts and ideas.


ART 112a Foundations Studio: Drawing I

Basic approaches to drawing, introducing variety of media and subject matter.

ART 112b Foundations Studio: Visual Organization I

Two-dimensional design.

ART 112c Foundations Studio: Drawing II

(Life drawing) Further development and study of drawing techniques and media investigations, with additional emphasis on concepts and composition.

Prerequisite: 112a

ART 112d Foundations Studio: Visual Organization II

Three-dimensional design.

Prerequisite: 112b

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