- Why Visual Arts
- Origins of the Color Blue
Why Should You Get This Degree?
We live in a visual world and studying the visual arts opens up numerous opportunities. When you study art, you develop crucial communication and critical thinking skills. As a student, you are asked to solve complex problems throughout the curriculum in project-based classes that help to build your decision and implementation skills. As you progress through the program, you will develop skills in spacial awareness and compositional design while heightening visual literacy. Understanding the images in our lives is important not just as artists or designers but as people who navigate visual environments on a daily basis. Studying art enables you to become highly effective at understanding and interpreting images and in turn allows you to create more effective visual environments. You will also be asked to continuously critique your own work as well as the work of your peers, creating an environment of constant improvement and assessment. All of these skills are important in today's economy and will allow you to work in a number of fields as a thoughtful, articulate, and visually proficient professional.
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Origins of the Color Blue
Of all the colors, blue is the most liked by both men and women. It's no surprise, then, that many artists have expressed preference for it. According to psychologists, the popularity of the hue may take root in our evolutionary development. In the hunting-and-gathering days, those drawn to positive things-like, say, clear skies and clean water-were more likely to survive, and, over time, this preference for the color blue may have become hard-wired.
This is an excerpt from A Brief History of Blue Sarah Gottesman - https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-a-brief-history-of-blue
Click on a point of interest to learn about a pigment of blue!
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Visual Arts Program Information
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