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CORE Studio

CORE Studio classes provide key experiences across disciplines in visual literacy, digital literacy, design principles, color theory, and drawing.

For full course descriptions of all CORE classes, see the undergraduate course catalog.

CORE First Year
CORE First Year develops every student’s creative center through exploration of traditional and digital media, creative research methodologies, and collaborative practices.

The CORE First Year classes that all freshmen take are:
• CORE1110 Witness and Response Drawing Methods I
• CORE1120 Color and Design Visual Literacy I
• CORE1130 Collaboration Studio

Freshmen also choose 1 class from:
• CORE1211 Synthesis for Design Drawing Methods II
• CORE1212 Experimental Process Drawing Methods II
• CORE1213 Narrative Strategies Drawing Methods II

And 1 class from:
• CORE1221 Context and Theme Visual Literacy II
• CORE1222 Surface Visual Literacy II
• CORE1223 Time and Interaction Visual Literacy II

And 1 class from:
• CORE1011–1101 Introduction classes to each major

Upper-Level CORE Studio
CORE Studio concentrates on technical studies at the sophomore level, conceptual studies at the junior level, and professional studies at the senior level.

For full course descriptions, see the undergraduate course catalog.