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
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Creative Collective founded by Conor Jameson ’21 at YS Porchfest
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Real-World Student Work Experiences
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