The AB in Interdisciplinary Art & Design exposes students to a variety of media and techniques associated with studio art disciplines, yet has the flexibility to build a cross-disciplinary degree program with more elective coursework outside of Art. Students pursuing the A.B. will understand the non-verbal language of art and design in terms of artistic principles and application, will be able to organize visual elements both rationally and intuitively according to understood artistic principles, and will become familiar with the major achievements in the history of art and visual culture. This program was formerly called AB Studio Art.
In concert with this exploration, students are encouraged to add focus to their studies to ensure appropriate rigor and disciplinary depth. The AB Interdisciplinary Art & Design program involves studio and art history courses, while also providing a liberal arts curriculum including foreign language, literature, physical and biological sciences, and electives.
Many students who wish to double major with degrees in other majors, Schools, and Colleges may choose the AB Interdisciplinary Art & Design program because it allows the flexibility of overlapping degree requirements.
Art majors enter the profession to pursue both fine art practice and applied art in business as well as in education and graduate study. Students are prepared for work in technical as well as creative areas of art and design. Each specialization offers a variety of employment opportunities in areas ranging from mass communications to the service industries.
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Students graduating from this program will possess the skill and ability to think creatively and solve practical problems visually and conceptually. They will also acquire the confidence and the desire to approach new technologies with creative perspectives. This degree will prepare the students to be professional artists or further their education into graduate school.
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