Bachelor of Fine Arts
We live in an age where the purpose and meaning of art are regularly challenged. Visual culture is global, values are often contradictory, technology is constantly advancing, the pace of change is accelerating and new forms of art are dissolving boundaries between fine art, mass media, design, film, and entertainment.
A meaningful art education must offer more than just a rich understanding of art’s past triumphs. It must provide insight into this generation’s emerging values and question prevailing assumptions for art making. At the same time, it should foster an environment of introspection and innovation. Fine Art students at Art Center see art not only as an expressive pursuit but as an intellectual inquiry capable of producing knowledge.
Artists make things. At Art Center, we teach students the value of making things well. Our notable faculty includes accomplished artists and scholars who share their insights and a dedication to inspire. Because we are part of arguably the most vital and innovative design school in the country, our students have access to leading designers, sophisticated industrial shops, cutting-edge computer labs, a vast art library and an array of workshops typically not available to students.
Our core Fine Art program emphasizes the creative, conceptual and technical growth of the individual artist through a comprehensive exploration of all genres—painting, photography, sculpture, per¬formance, installation and experimental film/video. Two additional tracks—Fine Art Painting and Illustration and Fine Art Photography and Imaging—allow students to focus their course of study on personal skills and interests.
About the School
The Art Center community—students, faculty, staff, trustees and alumni—came together throughout 2010 to envision the future of our institution.