The Visual Art concentration at Brown University is directed towards the practice of art. In addition to studio courses, courses in Art History and a Visiting Artist Lecture Series help to find artistic direction and hone skills in critical thinking.

Students must file their concentration declaration by the end of their 5th semester. This is done on-line via Brown's advising website, ASK. Once a student's concentration is declared, they are paired with a regular VA faculty member who will be their Concentration Advisor.

Class of 2020 and beyond

REQUIREMENTS

COURSE

EXPLANATION

11 TOTAL COURSES REQUIRED FOR VA CONCENTRATION

1 Foundation Course

VISA0100 - Studio Foundation

This studio foundation course is a prerequisite for most other studio courses (with the exception of VISA0120, VISA0130, VISA0140, VISA0150, and VISA0160) including RISD courses.

1

2 Discipline-based Foundation Courses

VISA0120 - Foundation Media: Sound and Image

VISA0130 - 3D Foundation

VISA0140 - Photography Foundation

VISA0150 - Digital 2D Foundation
VISA0160 - Painting Foundation

Choose two of these five listed courses to complete the discipline-based foundation course requirement.

2

5 Additional Upper Level Studio Courses

Talk to your advisor about VISA and RISD course offerings.

A minimum of three elective studio courses must be taken in the Department of Visual Art at Brown.

5

3 Art History Courses

HIAA0010 - A Global History of Art and Architecture

Required.

1

 

For example:
HIAA0801 - Art After '68
HIAA0810 - 20th Century Sculpture
HIAA0870 - 20th Century British Art: Edwardian to Contemporary

One contemporary or modern art HIAA course required. See HIAA course offerings.

1

 

1 Additional HIAA course

See HIAA 1000 level or above seminar course offerings.

1

Senior Thesis Exhibition/ Capstone Experience

Non-credit bearing project usually presented during the 7th or 8th semester.

Total

11

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