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It's great that Curry has shuttles going into Boston so we could do things like go to Celtics and Bruins games throughout the season.

Monica Distefano '14
6th Grade Math Teacher
Major: Elementary Education

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Visual Arts Curriculum

The educational goal of the Visual Arts major is to balance the development of artistic sensibility and technical proficiency. This balance is promoted through coursework and personal interaction with faculty of high professional caliber in the arts and design.

Graduates of the Visual Arts major at Curry are employed in a variety of fields, many of which expand the traditional role of
the artist and designer. The faculty strongly advises students to seek internships while enrolled in the program.

Arts faculty and the Center for Career Development are able to advise students on internship opportunities at galleries, museums, educational institutions, and other settings where visual arts training is central. Various businesses and institutions offer professional mentoring in design as well as related fields such as arts administration, art therapy, publishing, and art education.

Prospective first year students should enroll in FA 1000 and VA 1770 in their first semester. Upper class students declaring
the major should complete these classes as soon as possible. Students with previous study in the arts are encouraged to contact a member of the Visual Arts faculty to discuss a plan of study that acknowledges abilities gained prior to entering the College.

Visual arts classes include: art, drawing, painting, photography, computer art, sculpture, ceramics and much more.

FA 1000 Introduction to Fine Arts (any variant) 3
VA 1770 Design Fundamentals 3
VA 1780 Three-dimensional Design 3
VA 1790 Light and Color 3
VA 1800 Drawing 3
Total Credits: 15

Requirements for the Visual Arts Major:
VA 3300 Portfolio and Presentation 3
VA 3950 Design Concepts 3
VA 3980 Fine and Applied Arts Seminar (Capstone Course) 3
VA 4050 Independent Studio 3
Choose two from the following: 6
VA 2720 History of Photography
VA 2910 History of Visual Arts: Paleolithic to Gothic
VA 2920 History of Visual Arts: Renaissance to Contemporary
VA 2930 Contemporary Art
VA 2935 Modern Art
Total credits: 18


Major Electives

Choose four of the following (12 credits):
VA 2072 Computer Art
VA 2750 Printmaking I
VA 2780 Sculpture
VA 2796 Photography I
VA 2797 Digital Photography
VA 2800 Figure Drawing
VA 2810 Painting I
VA 2819 Studio: Painting and Drawing
VA 2850 Ceramics I
VA 2870 Artists' Books
VA 3___ VA Studio Art classes at the 3000-level


Visual arts majors are encouraged to enroll in visual arts courses beyond the required categories of the visual arts major and apply them toward general elective liberal arts credit.

Curry to Host "Layers" - Celebrating Emerging Student Printmakers

Curry College will host "Layers," the 2015 National Juried Student Monotype and Monoprint Exhibition, celebrating emerging student printmakers. "Layers" will be on display in the Hoon Keith Quiet Study Lounge from February 1 - March 14 with a reception for the artists on Thursday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m.

New 'Geometric Eye' Sculpture an Academic Collaboration

In celebration of the arts, the 'Geometric Eye,' public art in the form of sculpture was recently installed in Westhaver Park, outside of the Curry College Student Center. 'Geometric Eye' is a stainless steel and granite sculpture designed to reflect light, and may look different each time a viewer looks at it.

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Curry Arts Journal

The Curry Arts Journal enlivens artistic expression at Curry in publishing an appealing, professional edition of student writing and artwork each year and in sponsoring workshops, readings, and coffeehouses that celebrate student voices each semester.


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