Foundations is the gateway for all students into the Art + Design Program. The Foundation experience leads students toward an awareness and understanding of basic artistic and design-based principles, skills, and working methods all of which are fundamental to the student's future life as an artist or creative professional.

The foundations core includes ART 111, 112, 151, 152, and 153. In these courses, students are introduced to a variety of media and technologies including 2-D and 3-D design, color theory, and drawing. This broad-based approach encourages students to explore a wide range of media so that they are more fully prepared to succeed in the area of their choice. A blend of traditional art making practices along with an introduction to digital approaches is provided and is central to the Foundation Program experience.



Jamie Alonzo

Jean Flint

Luisa Restrepo

Laura Tanner-Graham