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I chose Curry because I didn't just want to be a face in the crowd. I wanted to have those close-knit relationships with other students; I wanted to get to know my professors.

Christine Nguyen '15
Major: Management

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Visual Arts Curriculum

The visual arts major at Curry College offers a wide variety of classes at the introductory and advanced level. In the introductory classes you become familiar with the fundamentals. As you advance through the program you master techniques and are encouraged to be a thoughtful and engaged participant in the creative process. The major allows you to experience classes in traditional two and three-dimensional studio arts and in digital and photographic media. It provides a rewarding, fulfilling, and challenging experience.

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 2813 Watercolor
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.

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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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