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Graduating ATP Majors display their culminating work in a thesis exhibition installed in Dittmar Gallery at Norris University Center. The Classes of 20202021, and 2023 developed virtual exhibitions to make the Senior Show accessible to the broader public. 




ART, THEORY, PRACTICE, is a studio program, meaning we focus on art-making. We lead our majors and minors into developing their individual practices (ways of working, individual voices, body of work) within an environment of rigorous critical thinking. A major can lead, of course, to pursuing a career as an artist, but the skills and knowledge gained can also be the ideal training for a variety of careers, including design, project management, curatorial and museum work. Learning is an action process, and art-making allows students to take action, to do things, to make mistakes, explore and search for answers, to discover how a thing or action might contain meaning or be meaningful, to develop higher level cognitive skills involving the use of many different symbol systems (verbal, mathematical, visual, auditory, kinesthetic). Art-making encourages a suppleness of mind and the ability to act both autonomously and as part of a group.


We realize undergraduate courses often reach capacity during the week of pre-registration. We strongly encourage you to add yourself to the waitlist, as there are always students dropping/adding during the weeks surrounding the start of each quarter. Here's what you can do to increase your chances of enrolling in the course:

1. Sign up for the waitlist on CAESAR
2. Attend the first class (no matter how long the waitlist) and speak with the instructor about gaining permission to add the course
3. If permission is granted, obtain a permission number from the instructor
4. Drop yourself from the waitlist, and add the course with your permission number

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Medlin.