Undergraduate Studies

Visual Art and Visual Studies

Engage in collaborative and independent art studio experiences; combine artistic practice with other fields of study; apply technical art skills to solve real-world problems; and explore new ideas.

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About Visual Art and Visual Studies

The art of connection. More than a form of expression, the visual arts are how we connect the dots in an increasingly complex world. Whether it’s ceramics, drawing, printmaking, photography, fine metalworking, or woodworking, visual art seeks to reflect how we view the natural world; How we explain the human mind; How we respond to politics; How we wrestle with tragedy and bask in joy.

Skills for an ever-changing world. Through hands-on studio projects, investigative research, and exploratory writing, you’ll combine artistic practice with the skills and knowledge of other fields of study, such as botany and economics. You’ll gain the professional and critical thinking skills that define what it means to be a successful artist in today’s world.

Getting started. Your Visual Arts Studies experience should start with a broad exploration of interdisciplinary programs. In these programs you’ll zero in on your interests and passions, while developing essential academic skills. In addition, time spent learning about a variety of ideas and concepts will ultimately impact the art you create. We recommend that transfer students enter with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. All students will find various points of entry into our courses and programs.

Check out related Courses and Programs in the Academic Catalog

Facilities and Resources

Labs & Studios

Visual art curriculum is supported by a wide range of studios and facilities that combine a variety of media for student use.

  • 2-D and 3-D studios
  • Wood Shop
  • Large Metals Shop
  • Fine Metals Studio
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Printmaking Studio
  • Letterpress Studio
  • Drawing Studio
  • Critique Spaces

Learn more about Labs and Studios


Photoland is Evergreen’s Instructional Photography and Photo Production Services. These areas provide academic and photo production support for Evergreen and offer limited access for the local community. Photoland facilities include:

  • Darkrooms
  • Digital Imaging Studio (DIS)
  • Photo Studio

Learn more about Photoland

Art gallery

The Evergreen Gallery features a cycle of provocative exhibits and installations by regional artists and touring exhibitions.

Learn more about the Evergreen Gallery

Media Loan

Students of all levels are welcome to borrow film, audio/video and photographic equipment from Media Loan. You can learn how to use this equipment from our staff.

Learn more about Media Loan