INFOPO [FINE ART INFORMATION POST] INTRO FACULTY STUDENTS CURRICULUM FACILITIES ALUMNI

FINE ART DEPARTMENT: ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN: 1700 LIDA STREET: PASADENA: CALIFORNIA: 91103: CONTACT: FINE ART OFFICE: 626.396.2480: WWW.ARTCENTER.EDU

 

LAURENCE DREIBAND

CHAIR, FINE ART MEDIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL GOALS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT WE OFFER

 

In today's global culture, the role of the artist is vital. Artists can transcend language barriers and express shared emotions, seriously address social issues, challenge prevailing ideas of beauty, and thoughtfully entertain. The Fine Art Media Program emphasizes the creative, conceptual, and technical growth of the individual artist through an exploration of painting, photography, sculpture, installation, and experimental film/video with a dedicated core faculty of actively exhibiting artists and visiting artist workshops.

 

The ultimate goal of the Fine Art Media Program is to enable artists to make meaningful work and to give them the tools to best accomplish their creative aspirations. The department offers academic seminars to help students master a variety of creative, conceptual and analytical skills while developing a critical perspective on a body of personal work. An atmosphere promoting unbridled creativity encourages our students to grow, take imaginative risks, and question established beliefs, all of which contribute to the making of an artist.

 

Study with a core faculty of prominent visual artists, scholars and critics.

A unique fine art curriculum emphasizing rigorous studio foundation and critical thinking skills combined with one on one teaching that prepares you for a successful art practice.

Focused fine art specializations in photography, painting and illustration.

Fine Art Media program opportunities in sculpture and film and video.

Art Center's unique Trans-disciplinary Studio (TDS) workshops include stimulating lecture series and multiple faculty representing diverse departments.

All of Art Center's extraordinary facilities - including digital media labs, photography and imaging labs, wood, metal and digital fabrication shops, exhibition galleries and individual studios - are open to fine art students.