The Associate Degree in Visual Arts is a two year programme for students who are at the beginning of their explorations in art and design. The programme is broad based, encompassing both studio and electronic practices. Students ground their practice in drawing, design, painting and sculpture, but also work freely across printmaking, photography, digital media and video. In the practical courses students learn through application and are encouraged to adopt an experimental and open-minded approach, take creative risks and solve problems.
Our environment is demanding and rigorous. The programme is organized in stages. Much of the work in the first year is problem-solving orientated. Later, the activities and project assignments become more problem-defining orientated. This means that the student participates in defining the problems themselves. This gives students the opportunity to work over a sustained period on the development of projects in specific areas, culminating in a final exhibition.