The Foundations Area offers core courses in studio art and art history required by the Art Department’s degree programs. The selection of required courses varies between programs.
The Foundations classes aim to provide students with a solid introduction to design, drawing and art history. The students develop a repertoire of basic studio skills and build the vocabulary (visual and verbal) necessary to create, analyze and discuss artwork. The courses stress creative problem-solving and critical thinking and provide students with a base of experience for further studies in art and related disciplines.