This immersive and innovative first-year experience is designed to provide undergraduate students with all the skills they will need to move forward within their major, whether that be graphic design, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, the BS in visual arts, or interdisciplinary study within the School of Art+Design.

The foundations program is a progressive and rigorous one that honors the fundamentals and introduces students to new concepts, materials, and ways of learning.

Foundations Curriculum

During their first year, students are also enrolled in art history courses, College Writing, and in the spring, two electives of their choice: