Master the concepts of fine art and create a stunning portfolio.
The mission of the Fine Arts Program is to provide students with studio experience in drawing painting, sculpture, or printmaking, preparing them for the rigor of further study at four-year institutions of art in design. Bridging the foundational year experience, students connect their own creative expression to a solid foundation of work from observation and perception. Students will explore their technical abilities, critical awareness, knowledge of historical frameworks, and self-discipline to create a body of work that synthesizes their own artistic vision.
What You’ll Learn
Fine Art Concepts
Explore current and historical fine art principles and develop your own technical skills.
Foster your individual expression through creative projects and professional guidance.
Analyze your creative thinking, critical awareness, and analytic skills with the goal of enhancing your ability to communicate and evolve visual ideas effectively.
Enhance skills that prepare you for further study at four-year colleges in fine arts or other areas of art and design.
Choose Your Path
In the painting concentration, you’ll gain a strong understanding of composition and color through courses in figure drawing, color, and 2-D design. In addition to courses that develop spatial awareness and technical skills, you’ll be encouraged to explore your unique style through studio electives and foundational classes.
Create a solid foundation in form and space by enrolling in DCAD’s sculpture concentration. In this concentration, you’ll strengthen your knowledge of drawing, 2-D design and 3-D design. These skills will become the basis for your understanding of sculpture, which you’ll explore through conceptual and process-oriented courses.
In the printmaking concentration, you’ll explore monotypes, etching, and block printing to enhance your understanding of traditional techniques. Starting with building a foundation in drawing and design, your studies will advance into printmaking, figure drawing, and mixed media studies.