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
During the 2021 Winter quarter, students of Media Production 102 are gaining hands-on experience from Basim Blunt–WYSO Senior Media Producer and Instructor, Dayton Youth Radio Project Coordinator, and Host of Behind the Groove.
Melitine Pikakos ’22 at WYSO Radio Stationby 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
Grass is Greener When it Grows Through the Sidewalk: Ike Wylie ’22 in Philadelphia, PAby Ike Wylie on October 16, 2020
For my co-op, I chose to work on a restoration project in Philadelphia, PA. The project, pictured below, is a Queen Anne-style Victorian house, complete with a turret, servant staircases, and floors that creak. My host family, Kevin, Benny, and Melinda, have been working on
Antioch Horror Stories Spring 2020: Jacob Philip ’23by Jacob 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
Another Form of Art: Ashley Nicole Matias Matos ’22 at The Museum of Fine Arts, Bostonby Ashley Matias Matos on March 26, 2020
As a second-year student with an interest in psychology, literature and the arts, I decided to do my co-op at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a museum that encourages inquiry and to heighten public understanding and appreciation of the visual world. It’s the fifth
Curating an Exhibition – Gender Bending Fashion: Sarah Mills ’21 at MFA Bostonby Sarah Mills on October 9, 2019
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. One of the largest museum collections in the country. And here I was, a second year undergraduate student. I was assisting a fashion curator in a HUGE exhibition, really a groundbreaking one, for the newly added Textiles and Fashion
It ain’t Hollywood—Flux Factory and The Real City of Dreams: Colby Nelson-Betz ’22by Lola Roxanne Betz on September 29, 2019
Flux Factory is an artist residency located in Queens New York….It’s also I place that will forever have a very special place in my heart. The people I worked with in the office were Flux artists Maya Suess, Rhonda Lowry, and Nat Roe, all of