Within the Studio Art major or minor, the first thing students learn is how to see, how to understand visual language, and how to manipulate materials. Courses recommended for first-year students include Introduction to Drawing, Introduction to Painting, Introduction to Printmaking, and Ways of Seeing. In the next level of coursework, students develop skills with each material and begin thinking conceptually. By the time students enter advanced courses, they will already understand how to apply materials and compositional elements; our advanced courses are designed to foster collaborative working environments for artists who are thoughtful and self-motivated. In this program, students employ the meaning behind their work and understand the power behind simple juxtaposition. Studio art majors also have the opportunity to enroll in courses in graphic design, computer animation, film, sculpture, and/or photography.