The Fine Arts program is devoted to providing students with a fundamental core of knowledge and strong technical skills. With this foundation firmly in place, the School encourages students to be truly innovative in the development of their own unique visual language. The program is composed of eight studio disciplines: ceramics, drawing, electronic arts, installation art, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Students are exposed to varied and challenging studio experiences in each of these areas, which are intended to heighten intellectual and visual perception and to furnish skills and techniques that such creative work demands.
Studios are taught by artist-teachers who are active professionals in one or more visual arts disciplines. A dynamic mixture of style, craft and aesthetic viewpoints among faculty exposes students to a lively variety of ideas and attitudes about art. In this context, art students are encouraged to develop their own philosophies and approaches to art. Studio practice is complemented by art historical studies in survey and seminar formats, and by a series of theory-based classes that cover the progression from modernism through cutting-edge streams of today's art.