Encompassing the First-Year Program, the liberal arts requirement, and the art history requirement, our Core Curriculum helps students build foundational skills in research, critical thinking, and in written and visual expression. By taking classes in a variety of fields, students learn the scope of the school’s departments and resources, and arrive at a more complex, contextual understanding of their artistic practice. Throughout our Core Curriculum, courses are designed to explore areas of intersection between the humanities and social/natural sciences and the visual arts.
Required Art History courses provide an in-depth, critical understanding of important ideas, institutions, and discourses surrounding global art and culture.
The following are Breadth requirements for all undergraduate students.
|Global Cultures (required for BFA and BA)||0|
|Off-Campus (required for BFA and BA)||0|
Drawing (required for BFA)
|Media (required for BFA)||0|
Program Learning Outcomes
Our Liberal Arts requirements offer grounding in the humanities and the social and natural sciences. The sequence of courses emphasizing critical thinking, reading, and writing allows a student to arrive at a more complex understanding and experience of their practice in light of literature, history, philosophy, criticism, and art history. Some courses taken during the First-Year Program fulfill liberal arts requirements.
|Liberal Arts Requirements||33|
|English Composition A||3|
|English Composition B||3|
|Mathematics or Science||3|
|Studies in Global Cultures||3|
|Critical Theory A||3|
|Critical Theory B||3|