Teaching art is about initiating total involvement, passion, questioning and questioning the questioning, experimenting, process, investigating ideas, inventing and finding visual answers.
– Véronique Devoldère, Chair of Fine Arts

With Paris as its extraordinarily rich cultural setting, the P.C.A. Fine Arts Department promotes the development of artistic skills, the expression of creative processes, and an informed awareness of how art practice intersects with current visual, cultural and societal concerns.59132_fine-arts-3-1024x683.jpgStudents gain a strong foundation in the artistic tradition via both established and new media, thus enriching their capacity for communication and expression as a whole. The curriculum balances a full investigation of traditional media: drawing, painting and sculpture, with extensive explorations in video, installation, performance, photography and digital imaging. The new focus program in the junior year allows students to choose a 2D, 3D or 4D orientation. Elective courses in other departments open students to new and different methods and processes. Interdisciplinary practice provokes students to pursue and develop individual artistic modes of inquiry. Application of theory and criticism shape students’ ability to work and think critically and analytically. Courses in Art History and Critical Studies, critiques, debates and tutorials, and the considerable resources available in Paris, direct students to an informed exploration within both historical and contemporary art practices. Museum and gallery visits are an integral aspect of the curriculum.

Curriculum

Foundation

  • Drawing I

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  • Materials and Dimensions I
  • City as Studio
  • Introduction to Digital Media I
  • Introduction to Art & Design
  • Critical Thinking & Writing I
  • Drawing II
  • Materials and Dimensions II
  • Introduction To Digital Media II
  • Personal Project
  • Artistic Migrations: Paris
  • Critical Thinking & Writing II

Sophomore Year

  • 2D Studio I
  • Sophomore Sculpture I
  • Drawing I
  • Moving Image I
  • Introduction To Visual Culture
  • Art History Elective
  • 2D Studio II
  • Sophomore Sculpture II
  • Drawing II
  • Moving Image I
  • Studio Elective
  • Liberal Studies Elective
  • Art History Elective

Junior Year Option — 2D Focus

  • Studio Concepts I
  • Painting: Interactions I
  • Creative & Experimental Drawing
  • Studio Elective
  • Liberal Studies Electives
  • Studio Concepts II
  • Painting: Interactions II
  • Creative Writing
  • Liberal Studies Electives
  • Studio Elective

Junior Year Option — 3D Focus

  • Studio Concepts I
  • Junior Sculpture I
  • Creative & Experimental Drawing
  • Studio Elective
  • Liberal Studies Electives
  • Studio Concepts II
  • Junior Sculpture II
  • Performance/Empathy & Processes
  • Studio Elective
  • Liberal Studies Electives
  • Junior Year Option — 4D Focus

Senior Year

  • Senior Thesis I
  • Senior Concentration I
  • Senior Studio Concepts
  • Studio Elective
  • Liberal Studies Elective
  • Senior Thesis II
  • Senior Concentration II
  • Senior Studio Concepts II
  • Liberal Studies Elective
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated November 30, 2018
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