2022-2023 Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studio Art Major

Be curious. Take risks. Shape the world with art and ideas. This major blends cutting-edge fine art training and practice with foundational art history and theory courses and rigorous liberal arts core offerings. Through cross-disciplinary course work, independent studio time, dialogue and collaboration with peers and faculty, immersive history and theory courses, and exhibitions and lectures on campus, our undergraduate students create new ways of looking at, and living in, the world. Students enjoy meaningful, one-on-one experiences with program faculty, practicing artists, and renowned visitors, and benefit from exciting internship and exhibition opportunities and arts networks in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Students re-envision the world through their art in a strong Jesuit liberals arts, social justice context. Concentrations are offered in painting, printmaking, photography, and new genres.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  •  Demonstrates high level of skills in visualization and art making by fully engaging in the use of a medium’s traditional and digital technologies to create significant work-as taught and assessed in individual studio courses through assignments, projects and critiques
  • Demonstrates a conceptual ability by understanding the work’s intellectual/disciplinary foundations- as taught and assessed in liberal arts and studio courses through readings, written assignments, presentations and critique
  • Demonstrates a capacity for self-reflection in a theoretical context through historical analysis, critical thinking, and writing- as taught and assessed in liberal arts and studio courses through readings, written assignments, and critique
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of a discipline (major) by studying the work of artists who have made exemplary aesthetic and worldly contributions, as taught and assessed in HTCA and studio courses through written assignments, class presentations/discussions and critique
  • Demonstrates a relationship to other media by combining an emphasis in a studio discipline with explorations in multidisciplinary areas of practice- as taught and assessed in individual studio and HTCA courses through assignments and projects
  • Situates artistic and scholarly work within a rigorous field of cultural and historical discourses in order to navigate the socio-cultural and aesthetic shifts in artistic practice-assessed and in liberal arts and HTCA courses through written assignments, projects, class presentations/discussions, and critique