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Studio / Visual Arts

Hampshire College
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Amherst
English
Fall

Program description

Studio / Visual Arts

Artists at Hampshire are in a unique position to create work in a multidisciplinary environment that expresses their personal visions.

Rather than limiting themselves to one or another medium, studio arts concentrators are exposed early to a variety of different tools and materials that they may use to express themselves and explore their artistic voice within a liberal arts context.

A broad array of studio courses, critical theory, art history, and a portfolio of independent work are required components of a studio arts concentration.

This type of training not only enables students to overlap disciplines and technologies, but actually allows new forms to emerge as well. Consequently, Hampshire graduates in studio art have gained admission to the top M.F.A. programs nationally and internationally.

Alums are currently exhibiting at premier galleries and museums in New York and worldwide.

Program content

Sample First-Year Course

Sculpture Tutorial

Sculpture Tutorial provides students with a conceptual framework for the exploration of three-dimensional form. Fundamental sculptural principles are linked to the development of skills and ideas within a range of materials such as cardboard, clay, wood, plaster, steel, and lightweight concrete. Subject matter will include the figure, abstraction, environmental sculpture, and installation art. Readings, research projects, slide lectures, visiting artists, and group critiques will provide a theoretical framework for the development of independent work.

Sample Courses at Hampshire

  • Five College Advanced Drawing Seminar
  • Advanced Painting
  • Advanced Sculpture
  • Artists' Books
  • Books, Book Arts, Artists' Books, Bibliophilia
  • Collective Painting and Drawing
  • Digital Art: Multimedia, Malleability, and Interactivity
  • Drawing Foundation
  • From Motherwell to Basquiat and Mehretu
  • In Search of Character
  • Intermediate Drawing
  • Intermediate Painting
  • Intro to Art Education
  • Intro to Painting
  • Multi Media Crossings: Intersections in Painting, Performance, and Installation
  • Sculpture Tutorial
  • Sequential Imagery
  • Studio Arts Division III Concentrators Seminar

Through the Consortium

  • Body and Space (MHC)
  • Collaborative Art (AC)
  • Digital Animation (UMass)
  • Landscape Studies (SC)
  • Printmaking (AC)
  • Watercolor Painting (SC)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees per semester: $25,500

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Hampshire College

Hampshire College is a small liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts that has been at the forefront of progressive higher education in the United States for over 50 years. Every Hampshire student designs a customized program of study in...


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Hampshire College

893
West Street
01002 Amherst Massachusetts
United States of America

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