In focus -- Visual arts
Whether students are interested in a program of study leading to a special major in studio arts or a certificate program -- or desire to take just one or two courses -- Princeton's Program in Visual Arts provides them with an atmosphere of serious intellectual inquiry and excellent facilities.
The University adheres to the premise that a strong liberal arts education offers an essential foundation for the aspiring artist and is the best platform for understanding the place of the arts in modern society.
The Program in Visual Arts has a faculty of working artists of established reputation and outstanding teaching ability who offer studio courses in ceramics, digital photography, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video. They give seminars and lectures in contemporary artistic practice and the history and theory of film. This semester, three special new courses are being offered: "From Montage to Game Hacks" with Keith Sanborn; "Installation Art" with Denyse Thomasos; and "Intensive Video Production" with Su Friedrich.
Students have access to a wide range of influence and guidance through the nearby Princeton University Art Museum, one of the finest teaching museums in the world, and the campus' close proximity to New York and Philadelphia.