Students work with faculty advisors to devise self-designed majors. Coursework in the major builds upon students’ experiences in the general education curriculum while providing students with pathways to deepen their knowledge or further develop their passion in a particular area of study.
Studying Visual Arts at Antioch College
Design, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture act as foundational pathways. Students are asked to consider disciplines and their boundaries as malleable and fixed, and through intensive practice recognize the expanded fields of Installation, Performance, New Media and Contemporary Collaborative Practices.
Every course in the visual arts involves rigorous studio production, critical thought and discussion. Courses in Visual and Critical Studies introduce students to ways in which artists have addressed—and informed— their social, political, economic, and material worlds. Students will be introduced to historical and contemporary artwork and a variety of texts, from artists’ writings to critical theory.
A self-designed major in the visual arts will prepare students for graduate work in the arts or related careers, but visual art is, at its core, a humanist endeavor and can help to prepare involved students, majors and non-majors alike, for a wide variety experiences beyond the studio or the confines of an art world.
Some courses that could support your interests
|VISA 250||The Object in Space||4|
|VISA 265||Art History / Art Stories||4|
|VISA 280||Drawing and Painting: Concepts, Materials, and Processes||4|
|VISA 330||Installation Art||4|
|VISA 350||Time, Place and Presence||4|
|VISA 365||Visual and Critical Studies Seminar||4|
|VISA 370||Special Topics in the Visual Arts: (subtitle)||4|
|VISA 380||Intermediate Drawing and Painting||4|
|VISA 400||Contemporary Collaborative Practices in the Visual Arts||4|
|VISA 410||Comic Arts 1||4|
|VISA 415||Comic Arts 2||4|
|VISA 480||Advanced Drawing and Painting Studio||4|
|Please see Arts and Visual Arts in the Curriculum Catalog for more courses.|
Faculty in the arts
Interview by Matt Walker ‘04 MW: “So anyway, why don't you tell me about yourself? Tell me what your name is, where you're from…” RG: “I'm Rayy. Rayy Graham. I’m a Third Year, Class of 23. I’m from Brooklyn, New York. I came here initially because it's college....
Lola Betz '22 is a filmmaker, artist, musician, fashion-icon, and a true Antiochian. Lola is on the brink of completing a trilogy of feature-length films made at and about Antioch. Her work is rich, mysterious, and fun. Here is a student with great talent and potential. Enjoy this interview with Lola Betz '22.
Conor Jameson ’21 graduated in June with a self-design major in Writing and Performance. She will perform as the frontwoman in the artistic collective !PUFF! during Yellow Springs Porchfest 2021
Expressive Arts: Cyester ’24 at Antioch’s Counseling Services Centerby Abbey Cyester on February 25, 2022
I have been on co-op as the counseling department assistant in the Counseling Services Center at Antioch College for the Winter term of 2022. This is my first co-op experience at Antioch, and it has been a challenging yet rewarding journey. My Self-Designed Major is
Exploring Mexica Dance: Gael Cabrera Ocampo ’24 in Mexico City, Mexicoby Sara Marsh on September 22, 2021
For this winter co-op, I was able to continue with a small but significant part of my life goals. I came to Mexico City—and traveled to other parts of Mexico—to work on a documentary discussing Mexica dances and their part in war. This film will
A Co-Op, But Virtual: Reese Paynter ’24 at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohioby Sara Marsh on September 17, 2021
My co-op story started with one passion in mind: media production and the arts. Of course, that wasn’t the only deciding factor in my decision. I knew going into the spring term that I didn’t feel comfortable traveling, but also needed a place to stay.
Awake and Dreaming: Michael Perea ‘24 at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohioby Michael Perea on September 15, 2021
The words appear stark against the old wall, somewhere between a whisper and a shout. It is one of many phrases scrawled upon hallways and pillars. Some have clear intentions like the names and phone numbers scribbled onto corners and others are musings or perhaps
Melitine Pikakos ’22 at WYSO Radio Station in Yellow Springs, Ohioby Melitine on October 18, 2020
WYSO’s mission is to connect the Larger Miami Valley (and the nation) with the community through voice, news, music, and stories. Their vision is to be, “the greatest small station in the country as measured by the number of local stories told and by the
Antioch Horror Stories Spring 2020: Loretta Philip ’23by Loretta Philip on June 1, 2020
When I started my first year at Antioch, I wasn’t expecting to be quarantined my first co-op term. My name is Jacob Philip, and my self-designed co-op for the 2020 spring term is to illustrate a compilation of horror stories that Quinn Ritzhaupt is writing.