1000 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121
The philosophy of the Art Department centers on experimentation and the development of the individual student’s artistic voice. To foster creative risk-taking and individualism, we focus on three areas of knowledge: conceptual-imaginative development, technical proficiency, and history/theory.
The curriculum is designed to cultivate the development of a personal aesthetic/critical sensibility and technical skill, while providing an education that generates as many postgraduate options as possible. Espousing no mandated aesthetic approach, we promote active investigation, experimentation, and self-reliance in a supportive, yet critical, atmosphere.
All Art majors follow a single degree program, leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree within two of five concentrations chosen by the student: Painting, Photography, Print Art, Sculpture, and Video Art. The core curriculum is designed to encourage students to examine both traditional and contemporary ideas and processes within and across these areas. Coursework in drawing and art history/theory is woven through the curriculum as necessary complements to the entire program