Courses in art history combine with these to frame the direction of the concentrator's work and to develop his or her critical thinking skills. Students are encouraged to cultivate an informed and thoughtful individual perspective. Students in the Visual Arts department enjoy cutting-edge facilities and a knowledgeable faculty. These two resources inspire creativity and pleasure in our concentrators while they explore the discipline. Students acquire the intellectual and practical tools to make art as well as to interpret and critique the world of images. Students also have the opportunity to take courses at the neighboring Rhode Island School of Design. All Visual Art (VISA) courses are ed S/NC.
The Visual Art concentration engages in artistic practice across a wide range of media: painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, and digital imaging.
Students in this concentration will:
- Develop an awareness of the history and theories of visual art
- Acquire the intellectual and practical tools to make art
- Demonstrate critical awareness in analyzing and critiquing images
- Construct and exhibit a body of work
Department Undergraduate Group (DUG)
Student Leaders: Katherine Chavez, Tia Forsman, Caitlin Takeda
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Brown Visual Art concentrators often have successful careers in individual studio pursuits but they also have found artistic voices in supporting community action in the arts, curatorial work and art and public policy. They work for companies that include Pixar, the Children's Law Center of Manhattan, the Art Institute of Chicago, DC Comics and the City of Berkeley Housing Department.
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