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Studio Arts Curriculum
The educational goal of the Studio 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 Studio 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 studio 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 Studio Arts faculty to discuss a plan of study that acknowledges abilities gained prior to entering the College.
Studio arts classes include: art, drawing, painting, photography, computer art, sculpture, ceramics and much more.Prerequisites:
|GD 1600||Illustrator/Photoshop Basics||3|
|VA 1770||Design Fundamentals||3|
|VA 1780||Three-dimensional Design||3|
|VA 1790||Light and Color||3|
|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|
Major ElectivesChoose four of the following (12 credits):
|VA 2072||Computer Art|
|VA 2750||Printmaking I|
|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 courses at the 3000-level|
Studio arts majors are encouraged to enroll in studio arts courses beyond the required categories of the studio arts major and apply them toward general elective liberal arts credit.
"When we do the reviews for the shoes, I always think back to sitting in studio class at Curry, where we'd critique everyone's art pieces...One of my professors, Laurie Alpert, would always say that critiques are not something to be taken personally. In fact they help you progress and make something good, even better." - Nikki Graves '06, Global Quality Assurance Specialist, The Rockport Group.
The Curry College Fine and Applied Arts Department is pleased to present a visiting artist exhibit entitled, "Text. Image. Image. Text." during the fall 2016 semester. This exhibit will be on display in the Student Center, Hoon Keith Quiet Study Lounge beginning August 26 and runs through October 14, with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, September 8 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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.