School of the Foundation Year

The Foundation program is the first year of the undergraduate curriculum that brings freshman into broad-based, studio-intensive investigations in perceptual and intellectual studies.

The active climate of Foundation is an immersive, transformative experience that nurtures students abilities and challenges preconceived ideas and attitudes towards creativity.


Foundation Studio

Students work with one instructor throughout the semester; this mentor helps students to understand critiquing processes and self-reflection.

Students encounter a range of creative challenges, including perceptual drawing, 2-D design, 3-D form investigation and time-based and mixed media investigations as avenues of communication and expression.

Foundation Studio

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Description: In the fall semester, foundation students work with dedicated…


Spring Workshops

Building on strengths and accomplishments of the fall, the spring semester presents students with entirely new learning structures.

The spring semester is divided into three sequenced, five-week workshops that focus on intellectual, imagistic and process-based learning platforms based on the instructor’s active area(s) of interest and expertise.

Analog to Digital

Description: Working from the physical world to the virtual, and back again, this workshop looks…

M*A*S*H*U*P

This workshop explores contemporary issues of the moving image as a tool for expression, spatial…

Alice’s Looking Glass

Alice found herself exploring uncharted territories in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, this workshop…

Interactivity and Art

Description: The ability for your passive viewer to become an active user is the focus…

8-Bits

Description: Every generation of artists uses their childhood surroundings as fodder for their adult artistic…

Remix

Description: A look at the Internet and modern technology’s effect on copyright, piracy, Art theft,…

Brain Dump

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Description: 21 students creating 5 projects per week for one month,…

Electrothingamagadget

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Description: Starting with the very basics of electronics, this course will…

What’s in a Name

Description: This workshop will dive in to how presentation can truly make or break your…