Pathways in Visual Arts

The structure of Evergreen's curriculum is unique

There are as many pathways for study as students to pursue them.

Visual and Environmental Arts (VEA) faculty regularly teach in First-Year, intermediate and advanced interdisciplinary programs with faculty from other disciplines. First-Year programs for visual arts are generally year-long and taught by two or more VEA faculty.

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pathway through a forestIn this setting, students have a unique opportunity to build upon a variety of skills

  • drawing
  • painting
  • photography
  • printmaking
  • 3D design
  • sculpture
  • personal theme work

Intermediate/Advanced Visual Arts Programs are generally taught by one or two faculty from the Expressive Arts and provide opportunities to explore specific themes more deeply. Learn More...

Student Originated Studies (SOS) give groups of students opportunities to pursue individual or small group themes in a learning community with one faculty advisor. Learn More...

Individual Learning Contracts are for advanced students ready to focus intensely on a specific theme or media with one or more faculty as "sponsors" for any combination of credits/quarters. Learn More...

Expressive Arts Senior Thesis contracts are awarded to a select few students every yea and provide students in the Expressive Arts the opportunity to synthesize and culminate work in a major creative project. Learn More...

How a student may pursue visual arts in a liberal arts context at Evergreen

  • First year: A First-Year Interdisciplinary Program (with or without an arts component)
  • Second year: An Interdisciplinary Program with an arts component
  • Third year: An Intermediate/Advanced Visual Arts Program
  • Fourth year: Individual Learning Contracts, Student Originated Studies, Intermediate/Advanced Visual Arts or Interdisciplinary Programs, or Senior Thesis