Major program: Students majoring in art studio must satisfactorily complete 11 courses in the department (combination of Art Studio and Art History courses).
The Art Studio Program enables students to become fluent in visual language—its analytical and critical vocabulary and the rigors of its technique and method—as a means to explore intellectual issues and human experience. To this end, students learn technique while searching for a personal vision, beginning with basic studies in drawing and introductory art history, proceeding through study of various media, and working toward the successful completion of the major's comprehensive requirement—the presentation of a one-person exhibition in the spring of their senior year. The program seeks to reflect the diversity of technical and intellectual approaches practiced in the field of visual art and is open to interdisciplinary experimentation as well as traditionally focused studies.

Sample Courses:  Drawing I; Architecture I; Digital Media; Graphic Design; Photography I; Painting I; Sculpture I; Typography

Number of Professors: 9

Art Studio building
Title: Faculty Spotlight
Art Studio building

Tula Telfair

Chair, Art and Art History, Professor of Art


Experience: Professor Telfair spent her early childhood in Gabon, Africa, moving to the United States when civil war broke out. She has exhibited her work extensively in galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia, and additionally in Germany and France.