Art Degree Programs

Areas of Study



All art major and minor students begin their studies in the Foundations Program where they explore the core elements that underlie all visual arts. Students develop skills in drawing, design, and sculpture through the investigation of process and the use of traditional, time-based, and digital media.

Foundations prepares students for their upper division studio art courses through the development of
  • Creative problem solving
  • Critical analysis
  • Technical skills
  • Conceptual thinking
  • A vocabulary of art language
  • Knowledge of Art History and Art Theory

The art department's Foundations program is made up of four core classes:

2D Design
3D Design
Drawing 1
Drawing 2

Foundations Faculty:

Erin Anfinson
Kim Dummons
John Donovan
Tanya Tewell