Apr 20, 2018
Fine Arts Chairperson
Mara Adamitz Scrupe
Multidisciplinary Fine Arts Coordinator
Program Total Credits: 123
The mission of the Multidisciplinary Fine Arts program is to educate students to strike a balance in their art work and studies between the depth of concentrated study in a specific discipline grounded in traditional processes and historical perspectives and a breadth of multidisciplinary concepts and practices along with contemporary modes of presentation and expression.
- Through projects and artworks produced in courses, students demonstrate an engagement with art ideas that spring from multiple creative practices that are artistic, scientific, industrial, and technological in focus.
- Students develop strategies for individual research that combine fields of research in diverse media toward the realization of artworks that are relevant in the larger world.
- Students develop skills and facilities in various media and disciplines that they then combine in multidisciplinary artworks.
- Students understand and apply readings, theories and methodologies toward the production of critically informed multidisciplinary artworks.
- Through individual and collaborative artworks produced in the program, students demonstrate the primacy of the role of the “idea” as the basis for multidisciplinary art practice.
- Individual student art practices demonstrate technical, creative, conceptual and expressive strategies for making art that are critically, aesthetically, philosophically, culturally, and historically informed.
Freshmen Year Foundation Credits: 33
All Freshman students (and transfer students who lack sufficient background in the visual arts and design) enter the 18-credit Foundation core program that includes courses in drawing, two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design, and time-motion studies. The Foundation program introduces the basic language and processes of the visual arts and prepares the students for entry into a major department. Through Freshman elective course offerings, students are introduced to major course options and opportunities offered by the College of Art, Media, and Design.
Sophomore Year Credits: 30
Discipline Emphasis courses by program
Discipline Emphasis: Animation
Discipline Emphasis: Crafts Ceramics
Discipline Emphasis: Crafts Fibers
Discipline Emphasis: Crafts Glass
Discipline Emphasis: Crafts Metals
Discipline Emphasis: Crafts Wood
Discipline Emphasis: Film
Discipline Emphasis: Fine Arts Painting/Drawing
Discipline Emphasis: Fine Arts Printmaking
Discipline Emphasis: Fine Arts Sculpture
Discipline Emphasis: Photography
Multidisciplinary Menu Courses
Multidisciplinary Menu Courses are all of the 200-level course listed in the Discipline Emphasis area above.