The Creative Arts Council is made up of representatives from each of the arts units at Brown, plus the David Winton Bell Gallery and Rites and Reason Theatre.
The Department of Visual Art offers students a rigorous and broad art education conceptually integrated within the philosophy of a liberal arts university. It is this combination of intellectual breadth with artistic practice, which differentiates the study of Visual Art at Brown from that which is offered by a professional art school. The major areas offered include painting, sculpture, printmaking, art of the book, installation, performance, digital art, photography, and new genre. The department provides courses which accommodate over 800 enrollments annually.