You have the ability to see things in a way no one else does. Through your art making, you want to solve problems visually and creatively while exploring personal yet universal ideas. We offer majors that encourage critical inquiry, exploration and experimentation, and engaged critique.
College of Art & Design
This is where you’ll take risks with diverse disciplines and media. Be guided by faculty who encourage interdisciplinary exploration. Engage in small classes and receive intensive studio mentoring. Here, you’ll gain direct access to trailblazers in contemporary visual culture and build professional connections in Cambridge—a mecca for the arts. Our programs emphasize focused practice and discipline, and train you to deliver the best work you’re capable of.
COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN MAJORS
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
Animation & Motion Media
Explore media and tools that give life to visual stories, characters, and environments. Experiment with traditional and emerging techniques, from stop-motion to digital CGI. Develop your own distinctive style and voice as an artist and director.
Create films that challenge conventional thinking, inspire action, and elicit emotion. With a foundation in cinematography, sound design, lighting, and editing, you’ll turn your vision into a story that can be produced and distributed.
Explore drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, and also read, write, and conduct research. Your work will be informed by cultural history, critical theory, and the philosophy of art, as well as your own perspective, insight, and personality.
Gain the exposure to all areas in design, enabling you to create print, web, motion, environmental, and interactive design projects while communicating solutions and ideas in a clear and visually striking manner.
Explore drawing, composition, color, and art history while you become familiar with a range of professional markets, including graphic narratives in children’s books and comics, character design, concept art, editorial, and surface design.
Create digital products and services that put humans first. Address the needs, emotions, and behaviors of users while solving complex design challenges that affect real people.
Immerse yourself in the multifaceted world of photographic creativity and expression as you explore traditional and new media in commercial studio, documentary, photojournalism, and fine art photography.
BACHELOR OF ARTS
Study theory and history of the visual arts while creating your own from many different forms of media. Ideal for students who also want to take on a second major as there are fewer credits and studio requirements.