The Department of Art is committed to a professional art training within the context of a liberal arts university.
Visual artists are responsible for some of the most provocative and enduring expressions of culture.
At UCLA, emerging artists are provided with the tools they need to express themselves in ways that are meaningful in the social context in which they live and work.
The department attracts gifted and motivated students who thrive in an environment that encourages autonomy.
They are drawn not only to the outstanding creative faculty, the University's resources, and its location in one of the world's leading art centers, but also to a program that encourages them to develop as artists.
The result is a distinguished list of graduates who have made significant contributions in their field.
Headed by a faculty of internationally recognized artists and complemented by numerous visiting lecturers, the Department of Art at UCLA is committed to professional art training within the context of a great liberal arts university.
The Department of Art is committed to cutting-edge professional art training within the context of a liberal arts university. Headed by a faculty of internationally recognized artists and theoreticians and complemented by a roster of distinguished visiting lecturers, the department provides a strong grounding in the principal art traditions and in the visual language of contemporary studio practice.
The department provides students with a broad exposure to the arts and encourages new fields of investigation. Students work in more than one medium and explore mixed media possibilities as well. Through the program, students can discover the best way - painting, video, photography, sculpture, ceramics, etc. - to express their ideas.
Students drawn to this department are interested in developing and refining their approach to the making and doing of art. The intent of the program is to provide the framework, both through coursework and independent study, to assist each student in the development of his or her own body of work.
The department offers courses in painting and drawing,... [ Read All ]
Headed by a faculty of internationally recognized artists and complimented by a roster of distinguished visiting lecturers, the Department of Art at UCLA is committed to professional art training within the context of a great liberal arts university. Within each area of specialization, encouragement is given to explore a wide range of media. Students choose from a diverse group of electives and can take classes in other departments within and outside the School of the Arts and Architecture. Regular interaction between the studio and the classroom creates a close-knit intellectual community that furthers creative growth and critical thinking.
All of the department's courses aim to instill an understanding of and appreciation for the visual arts and their contributions to the history of cultural development and change. Current critical and theoretical thought is the focus of the Graduate Seminar, and a wide range of contemporary issues are addressed in the Visiting Artists Lecture Series. The low faculty-student ratio facilitates regular one-on-one instruction as well as group critique, and... [ Read All ]