Whether you’re majoring in studio art or you want to take art courses to enrich your degree, Fundamentals Studio will introduce you to ways of thinking and working that are central to the creative process and to artistic production in a variety of disciplines.
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Take Fundamentals courses during your first two years
Studio art majors are required to take all three Fundamentals courses. Two of the three courses are required for a minor in studio art.
FINA-F 100 Drawing
You will develop visual awareness and coordination of perceptual and manual skills on an experimental, exploratory level in two dimensions. Work includes placement, scale, volume, light, formal articulation, and investigations of graphic tools and media.
FINA-F 101 3D Design
Volume, space, material, and physical force studies provide the basis for exploration of three-dimensional form. This includes carving, construction, and modeling, using wood, plaster, and clay.
FINA-F 102 2D Design
Color, shape, line, and value structures are studied as the basis for exploration of two-dimensional spatial relationships. This includes investigating conventional and invented tools and media.
Begin making art that matters
Fundamentals Studio is the time to explore your interests, discover new ones, and use your motivation and creative skills to begin building your own artistic visions.
Spaces for endless exploration + experimentation
The Fundamentals Studio courses are housed in the Fine Arts Building with four large workrooms suited for the varied curriculum. Open floor plans allow for interaction between students and faculty and interdisciplinary collaborations among two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, drawing, and color and digital technologies areas.