Students learn to research and gather information, analyze and conceptualize ideas, design strategy development, and explore alternative solutions in design prototyping & implementation. Students gain an awareness of contemporary issues and cultural studies, and a command of relevant critical language. Students become grounded in a formal visual language, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking. Students develop the ability to choose appropriate techniques, media, materials and formal language to develop a visual vocabulary in service to content. They learn to develop, recognize, and articulate a method for developing a personal body of work. They develop a working understanding of collaborative practices in the studio as well as in a professional setting. Students develop a quality body of work reflecting their personal vision, which culminates in the thesis show and is presented with a written and designed process book.
What do our alumni do?
Statistics from the 2015 Strategic National Arts Alumni project (SNAAP)
Did you know?
55% is the national average for arts alumni that work as professional artists.
45% is the national average for arts alumni that are self employed, independent contractors, or freelance workers.
Work as professional artists
Work as graphic designers, illustrators, or art directors
Founded a business
Work as craft artists
Work as fine artists
Work as art teachers
Pursued an MFA after graduation
Are self-employed, independent contractors or freelance workers
Make art in their personal time