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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.

Student Goals

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: Tèo Obiaya, Sophia Meng, Caitlin Takeda

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2014 26  26 
2015 32  32  16 
2016 26  26  11 
2017 23  23 
2018 30  30  14 
2019 25 25 12

Alumni Pathways

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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Director of Undergraduate Studies: Leslie Bostrom