The Exploratory Fine Arts cluster is for students who are interested in artistic production but have not yet decided on a major in art history, fashion design and merchandising or one of the following concentrations: ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, industrial design, interdisciplinary electronic arts, interior design, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture.
When to consider an exploratory track
This cluster introduces students to the fundamental concepts in drawing and design while offering the choice of two additional studio experiences in which art is made. The cluster offers exploratory possibilities in combination with first year core General Education courses. It also provides the opportunity to explore personal strengths and career interests. Discussing interests and goals early in the first semester with an academic advisor in the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is a key component of this exploratory cluster.
Clusters are not degree programs. The sooner students select a specific degree program, the more likely they are to complete their university studies in a timely manner. Therefore, at any time during the two semesters of this exploratory cluster, students are encouraged to declare a major. It is highly encouraged that this selection should be made by the end of the second semester.
For more information, contact Avanti Herczeg, Academic Advisor: (313) 577-2990 or firstname.lastname@example.org