This series of two courses serves as an introduction to college-level thinking and creating in the visual arts. Circa NOW examines contemporary art in the context of history and culture, investigating visual language, its purpose, and its cultural and historical import. Visual Thinking introduces the basic elements of visual language through a variety of studio projects and media that emphasize giving effective visual form to ideas. The courses are generally taken during the first year of study.

ART 103 Foundations: Circa NOW
ART 104 Foundations: Visual Thinking
ART 108 Foundations: Drawing
ART 111 Foundations: 3D Processes