Foundations In Art

Student working in Drawing Two Class

The Study of Art

A strong foundation is essential to understanding the basic concepts you will use in your study of art. Therefore, you will begin your course of study by completing seven courses in drawing, two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design and digital media during your first four semesters. See the galleries below for examples of student work in each of the seven foundations courses.

You must earn a minimum grade of C in your foundations courses in order to be eligible to enroll in studio concentration courses. You are encouraged to enroll in an entry-level studio concentration course (STUDIO I ONLY) while in each of the last two foundations courses (ART 204 and 205), provided you have earned a minimum grade of C in the first four foundations courses. This allows you to explore possible choices for your major concentration.

While enrolled in your first Synthesis course (ART 204 or ART 205) you must participate in a wood shop lab. This experience will familiarize you with tools, techniques and safety precautions necessary for working with power tools and other specialized equipment. The wood shop lab typically meets on Fridays. You may choose between a morning or afternoon session. For more information, contact the Main Office or your art faculty advisor. 

You should save the work you have completed in your foundations courses to begin creating a well-organized and professionally maintained portfolio. This portfolio will be necessary should you participate in the Annual Talent Award Competition, apply for the B.F.A. Program or transfer to another college or university. 

Foundations Student Work