Glen Hintz, Director, School for American Crafts and School of Art
If you are passionate about visual arts and design but aren’t ready to commit to a specific major, the undeclared art and design option will give you an opportunity to explore your interests. Throughout your first year, you’ll take foundation courses that will introduce you to multiple areas of visual art and design, including materials, techniques, and theory. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of each art and design major, enabling you to identify the program that best meets your interests and career aspirations. Ultimately, you’ll gain a better understanding of the career path you want to pursue.
If students have a passion for the visual arts, but are undecided about which major to pursue, they may consider the undeclared art and design option. Students in the School of Art or School of Design begin their studies in a foundation studies program, which provides students with a broad set of introductory experiences in several areas of the visual arts. Students interested in one of the majors in either school should apply for the undeclared art and design option. Admission is based, in part, on a portfolio evaluation. View Portfolio Requirements for more information.