The Visual Art program seeks to provide an environment allowing for the exploration of creativity in the areas of Ceramics, Graphic Design, Computer Graphics, Two and Three Dimensional Design, Drawing, Illustration, Photography, Electronic Imaging, Portfolio Design and Art History. Unique travel, cross-discipline and art history topics are also offered. Students are encouraged to develop an interdisciplinary approach to learning by recognizing the many relationships existing between the visual arts and other disciplines. Emphasis is placed on developing student creativity through individual problem-solving. Foundation courses are designed to introduce formal elements and principles, materials and techniques, and the development of concepts. Lower division courses introduce students to various creative mediums. Upper division courses provide continued study of specific media, advanced compositional and conceptual problems, and the development of related and marketable skills. All students are required to develop and fabricate a professional portfolio in original and digital forms.