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When you look at the world, do you see the careful design behind everyday things? Can you appreciate the thought that went into choosing building materials, or deciding on the curve of a line, or picking a specific color? Do you understand how imagination can be used to define objects and ideas, and even affect emotion? These are creative instincts that will serve you well as an artist or designer. And we believe that by developing those instincts through formal training--by honing your aesthetic and critical sense, your creative problem-solving skills, your technical skill and craftsmanship—you can make an enduring career using your artistic talents.

All of the equipment and the resources of our A+D department – outstanding labs and studios, experimental digital-media spaces, expert faculty who will help you develop your technical and conceptual skills – are at your disposal. You’ll be immersed in a truly interactive and interdisciplinary program that not only grounds you in the fundamentals of art, design, theory, and the history of our visual culture, but also offers you abundant opportunities to show your work off in our numerous student galleries around campus.


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