“Practice is a set of relays from one theoretical point to another, theory is a relay from one practice to another. No theory can develop without eventually encountering a wall. A practice is necessary for piercing this wall.” —Michel Foucault

ART, THEORY, PRACTICE, is the department of art at Northwestern University. Our acclaimed faculty of practicing artists and critics closely work with students at undergraduate and graduate levels.  We are committed to helping students develop into active, independent, and critical contributors to their chosen fields. Undergraduate classes are small, hands-on studios and seminars that foster creative thinking for both majors and non-majors. Our graduate program is an intense critique-based experience that is fully funded for every student.

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