Undergraduate Programs    

B.A. Program

By the end of this program, you will:

Gain an inspiring knowledge of art history: You will understand art from many time periods as expressions of aesthetic values, of the cultural and historical context of art making, and of universal values of consciousness.

By the end of this program, you will have:

Cultivated studio practice: You will gain competence in manual skills, a thorough grounding in technical knowledge, and an understanding of materials and processes in specific areas of art.

Cultivated writing skills: You will be able to write clearly and meaningfully about art. Polished presentation skills: You will be able to speak effectively about art. Developed research skills: You will know how to locate, evaluate, and properly use valuable, relevant and credible sources.

By the end of this program, you will:

Appreciate the development of consciousness: You will understand the value of regularly drawing upon the universal source of creativity, pure consciousness, through the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs to culture the "art of living," a high quality of life characterized by happiness, vitality and alertness, and the effortless, joyful flow of creativity.

Appreciate art in the light of consciousness: You will begin to experience and understand, as part of your own self, the natural laws that structure the creative process, the art work, and the development of consciousness of the artist, audience, and culture. Enjoy the expression of uplifting values: You will be able to express values nourishing to the artist, the viewer and the culture, applying art to enrich the environment.

B.F.A. Program

students gain all of the knowledge, skills, and values of the B.A. program as well as the following:

By the end of this program, you will have gained:

Working knowledge of materials: You will have a general vocabulary of materials and understand how chosen materials behave; and therefore what to use to achieve the desired results.

Meaningful art criticism: You will be able to intelligently describe, interpret, and evaluate contemporary and traditional works of art. Working knowledge of the tradition of art: You will know how to access past artists and art works as sources of inspiration, and can articulate in a general way how the your art work connects to the historical and contemporary context.

By the end of this program, you will have:

Refined perceptual vision: You will be able to discriminate aspects of the formal language of art and make successful  aesthetic choices.

Coherent conceptual vision: You will be able to understand and apply principles of art and actualize ideas. 

Systematic process: You will understand your strengths and how to utilize them in organizing the conditions for successful studio practice.

Effective technique: You will become versed in using art materials and tools and grounded in the technology of your area of focus.

By the end of this program, you will have developed yourself as an:

Inspired, self-sufficient artist: You will develop intuition and sensibility, allowing you to determine— through the repeated practice of creation, observation, and feedback—what is needed to successfully express your artistic aims.

Successful artist: You will develop the proficiency, confidence, and exposure that will support you to pursue a career in the arts.
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