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Core Design

The Core Program in the College of Visual Arts and Design provides the broad foundation to develop the practical skills and conceptual methodologies necessary to enter any of the Visual Arts majors within the College. The program promotes the understanding of historic and contemporary currents and their relationships.

The Core program achieves the following outcomes:

  • Materials and techniques;
  • Visual aesthetics and organization;
  • Creative processes;
  • Visual literacy (development of vocabulary, critical analysis, articulation of process and product; content and context);
  • Historic and contemporary visual cultures;
  • Professional pathways

Work completed by Core Design students demonstrates the rigorous critical inquiry, practical skill-building and visual exploration that are the hallmarks of this well-established program.

Faculty who teach in the Core Design program are accomplished artists and designers in their respective fields. They maintain active studio practices and exhibit their work nationally and internationally.

Student accomplishments

Lisa Mercer: Operation Compass

Lisa will graduate in December 2015 with an MFA in Design Research. She is the founder of Operation Compass, a non-profit dedicated to helping victims of human trafficking find their way home. Her application is for truck drivers to report incidents of human trafficking anonymously, safely and securely by using a form or making an audio recording through the app.

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Lisa will graduate in December 2015 with an MFA in Design Research. She is the founder of Operation Compass, a non-profit dedicated to helping victims of human trafficking find their way home. Her application is for truck drivers to report incidents of human trafficking anonymously, safely and securely by using a form or making an audio recording through the app.

Alumni accomplishments

Kyle Poff

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