It is the objective of the Foundations department to provide a disciplined, cohesive approach to the study of art and design fundamentals to prepare students for advancement into their individual majors. The Foundations curriculum heightens perception and understanding of visual structure through the study of drawing, modeling of form, value structure, perspective principles, color, and design theory. Representational skills are emphasized and technical processes developed, providing students with principles for visual communication that can be applied in their fields of study.
We strive to nurture the beginning artist in a challenging and supportive environment through leadership guided by an experienced and professional faculty. The classroom experience includes lectures, demonstrations, and critiques to facilitate an understanding of the course material and direct communication with the instructor. Additionally, the Foundations department aims to instill an awareness of professionalism and industry expectations to enable students to meet the standards of their respective majors.