The Visual Arts Department at Bowdoin offers a variety of studio courses across a range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, and digital media.

A variety of 1000-level courses provide entry points into the department. From there, intermediate, advanced, and thematic courses allow students to develop perceptual, creative, and critical abilities in visual expression.

Along with a strong suite of studio courses, students gain valuable experience through exhibitions, guest lectures, study abroad, and fellowships. Unique opportunities to engage with a breadth of visiting artists adds additional depth to the program and fuels creativity among our students.

Artistic process is emphasized within the department, encouraging students to use exploration and experimentation as a vessel for growth as they progress through the program.

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