College Program

Visual arts students in a small class

Curriculum

The Visual Arts college program at New World School of the Arts offers students the opportunity to learn and train with nationally renowned practicing artists. Through gifted, emerging artists and unique programs, exceptionally talented students are able to pursue their artistic career in the visual, graphic or digital arts. students are encouraged to develop a personal, artistic and aesthetic vision while mastering their technical skills in traditional and new media and are allowed to explore new paths while at the same time being exposed to the work of both classical and contemporary masters. The comprehensive BFA curriculum, rich in challenges, explorations and discoveries, culminates with an international travel abroad experience. Areas of emphasis include Art & Technology, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture.

Collaborations

Educational and experiential opportunities are available through community collaborations and partnerships with places like the Moore Building in the Design District, Institute of Contemporary Art, Art in Public Places, Perez Art Museum Miami, the Downtown Development Authority, the Miami Transit and a multitude of other non-profit art related and civic organizations. Internships with established community artists and designers and international student exchange programs in exciting locations like Italy, Mexico and Spain also serve to expand students’ horizons and enhance their educational, cultural and artistic perspectives. Offsite projects commissioned by respected industry leaders such as the Federal Reserve Bank, Greenberg Traurig, MSC Cruises and Sagamore Hotel South Beach, among others, allows NWSA alumni and students to work, at times in tandem with their faculty, to leave their artistic imprint in our community. Historically held in the arts-centric area of Wynwood, NWSA’s carefully curated Art Basel show offers visual artists, graphic designers and web designers the opportunity to be part of the coveted Art Basel scene. New World School of the Arts is the only school to be officially listed in the Art Basel International Show VIP delegation package.

Artseen

This off campus studio space, located just a few blocks from the main building in downtown Miami, allows NWSA college student artists to create larger-than-life artwork in their own private studios. Boasting more than a dozen separate studios, this multipurpose space gives students the opportunity to collaborate in a relaxed and challenging forward-thinking atmosphere, while offering the privacy they seek to conceptualize and execute their artistic vision. With a focus on education and community outreach, NWSA visual arts students, alumni and faculty often utilize Artseen to host workshops and lectures with important visiting artists, offering the perfect setting for creative exploration and insightful discourse.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree: Visual Arts

Art and Technology

Freshman Year - Fall / Spring

Freshman Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 1803C Workshop for Art Research & Practice 6
ARH 2050 Art History I 3
ART 1300C Drawing/Figure Drawing 3
ART 1202C 2-D Design 3
ART 2600C Computer Art 3
18

Sophomore Year - Fall / Spring

Sophomore Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 2051 Art History II 3
ART 2601C Intermediate Computer Art [2] 3
ART 2802C VAW [Typography] 3
ART 2602C Advanced Computer Art [3] 3
ART 2802C VAW [Web Design] 3
PGY 2401C Intro to Photography 3
18

Junior Year - Fall / Spring

Junior Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
PGY 3820C Digital Photography 3
ART 3616C Digital Art & Animation 3
ARH 4450 Early 20th Century Art 3
ART 3730C Machine Sculpture [Maya1] 3
ART 3959C Video Art 3
ART 3807C Interdisciplinary Studio [Flash] 3
ART 3462C Print/Photo/Process 3
ARH 4471 Late 20th Century Art 3
ART 3842C Installation & Performance 3
ART ****C Visual Arts Studio Electives 3
30

Senior Year - Fall / Spring

Senior Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 3632C Web Art 3
ART 4955C Senior Project I 3
ART 4630C Video: Film 3
DIG 3110C Imaging Processes 3
ARH **** Art History Elective 3
ART 4930C Special Topics: Business of Art 3
ART 4955C Senior Project II 3
ART 4612C Digital Media Workshop 3
ART 4639C Experiments in Digital Media 3
ART ****C Visual Arts Studio Elective 3
30

Students must take 33 additional hours of General Education courses.

  1. General Education courses may be taken during the major terms or during the summer terms.
  2. Students must earn a minimum of 12 credits hours in General Education during the academic year.
  3. Students must complete their AA requirements by the end of the 3rd year.

Lower Division Credit Total: 36

Upper Division Credit Total: 60

Academics: 33

Total Credits: 129


Drawing

Freshman Year - Fall / Spring

Freshman Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 1803C Workshop for Art Research & Practice 6
ARH 2050 Art History I 3
ART 1300C Drawing 3
ART 1202C 2-D Design 3
ART 2600C Computer Art I 3
18

Sophomore Year - Fall / Spring

Sophomore Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 1330C Figure Drawing 3
ART 2500C Painting I 3
ART 2051C Art History II 3
ART 2302C Advanced Drawing 3
PGY 2401C Intro to Photography 3
ART****C Visual Arts Studio Elective 3
18

Junior Year - Fall / Spring

Junior Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 3332C Figure Drawing II 3
ARH 4450 Early 20th Century Art 3
GRA 3198C Image, Form & Meaning 3
ART 3561C Experimental Painting 3
ART ****C Visual Arts Studio Electives 6
ART 3381C Sketchbook Journal 3
ART 3380C Experimental Drawing 3
ARH 4471 Late 20th Century Art 3
ART 3310C Color Drawing 3
30

Senior Year - Fall / Spring

Senior Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 4312C Advanced Drawing 6
ART 4955C Senior Project I 3
ARH **** Art History Elective 3
ART ****C Visual Arts Studio Electives 6
ART 4312C Advanced Drawing 6
ART 4955C Senior Project II 3
ART 4930C Special Topics: Business of Art [Senior Only] 3
30

Students must take 33 additional hours of General Education courses.

  1. General Education courses may be taken during the major terms or during the summer terms.
  2. Students must earn a minimum of 12 credits hours in General Education during the academic year.
  3. Students must complete their AA requirements by the end of the 3rd year.

Lower Division Credit Total: 36

Upper Division Credit Total: 60

Academics: 33

Total Credits: 129


Graphic Design

Freshman Year - Fall / Spring

Freshman Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 1803C Workshop for Art Research & Practice 6
ARH 2050 Art History I 3
ART 1300C Drawing 3
ART 1202C 2-D Design 3
ART 2600C Computer Art 3
18

Sophomore Year - Fall / Spring

Sophomore Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 2051 Art History II 3
GRA 2190C Communications Design I 3
ART 2802C VAW [Typography] 3
ART 2802C VAW [Web Design] 3
PGY 2401C Intro to Photography 3
GRA 2191C Communications Design II 3
18

Junior Year - Fall / Spring

Junior Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
GRA3381C Sketchbook Journal 3
ART 3193C Graphic Design: Visualization & Creativity 3
ART 3194C Graphic Design: Technologies & Processes 3
ART 3198C Image, Form & Meaning 3
ART 3209C Typography II 3
PGY 3820C Digital Photography 3
ARH 4450 Early 20th Century Art 3
ARH 4471 Late 20th Century Art 3
ART ****C Visual Arts Studio Electives 6
30

Senior Year - Fall / Spring

Senior Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
GRA 4197C Graphic Design: Visual System 3
GRA 4186C Senior Design Studio 3
ART 4955C Senior Project I 3
GRA 4196C Design: Ideas & Style 3
ARH **** Art History Elective 6
ART 4187C Design Workshop 3
ART 4930C Special Topics: Business of Art 3
ART 4940C Internship 3
ART 4955C Senior Project II 3
ART****C Visual Arts Studio Elective 3
33

Students must take 33 additional hours of General Education courses.

  1. General Education courses may be taken during the major terms or during the summer terms.
  2. Students must earn a minimum of 12 credits hours in General Education during the academic year.
  3. Students must complete their AA requirements by the end of the 3rd year.

Lower Division Credit Total: 36

Upper Division Credit Total: 60

Academics: 33

Total Credits: 129


Painting

Freshman Year - Fall / Spring

Freshman Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 1803C Workshop for Art Research & Practice 6
ARH 2050 Art History I 3
ART 1300C Drawing 3
ART 1202C 2-D Design 3
ART 2600C Computer Art 3
18

Sophomore Year - Fall / Spring

Sophomore Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 1330C Figure Drawing 3
ART 2500C Painting I 3
ART 2051 Art History II 3
ART 2501C Painting II 3
PGY 2401C Intro to Photography 3
ART ****C Visual Arts Studio Elective 3
18

Junior Year - Fall / Spring

Junior Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 3504C Painting: Structure/Transformation 3
ART 4450 Early 20th Century Art 3
ARH 3560C Figure Painting 3
ART 3380C Experimental Drawing 3
ART 3381C Sketchbook Journal 3
ART 3561C Projects in Painting: Experiments in Media 3
ARH 4471 Late 20th Century Art 3
ART 3522C Painting: Exploring the Series 3
ART ****C Visual Arts Studio Electives 6
30

Senior Year - Fall / Spring

Senior Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 4312C Advanced Painting 6
ART 4955C Senior Project I 3
ART ****C Art History Elective 3
ART 4312C Advanced Painting 6
ART 4955C Senior Project II 3
ART 4930C Special Topics: Business of Art [Senior Only] 3
ART ****C Visual Arts Studio Electives 6
30

Students must take 33 additional hours of General Education courses.

  1. General Education courses may be taken during the major terms or during the summer terms.
  2. Students must earn a minimum of 12 credits hours in General Education during the academic year.
  3. Students must complete their AA requirements by the end of the 3rd year.

Lower Division Credit Total: 36

Upper Division Credit Total: 60

Academics: 33

Total Credits: 129


Photography

Freshman Year - Fall / Spring

Freshman Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 1803C Workshop for Art Research & Practice 6
ARH 2050 Art History I 3
ART 1300C Drawing 3
ART 1202C 2-D Design 3
ART 2600C Computer Art 3
18

Sophomore Year - Fall / Spring

Sophomore Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
PGY 2401C Intro to Photography 3
ARH 2051 Art History II 3
ART 2400C Printmaking I 3
PGY 2110C Color Photography I 3
ART ****C Visual Arts Studio Elective 3
ART 2802C VAW [Web Design] 3
18

Junior Year - Fall / Spring

Junior Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 3381C Sketchbook Journal 3
ART 3462C Print/Photo/Process 3
PGY 3444C Photography: Black & White 3
PGY 3820 Digital Photography 3
ARH 4450 Early 20th Century Art 3
ART ****C Visual Arts Studio Electives 12
ARH 4471 Late 20th Century Art 3
30

Senior Year - Fall / Spring

Senior Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 4420C Advanced Photography 6
ART 4930C Special Topics: Altered Surfaces 3
ART 4955C Senior Project I 3
ART ***C Visual Arts Studio Elective 3
PGY 4420C Advanced Photography 6
ART 4955C Senior Project II 3
ART 4930C Special Topics: Business of Art [Senior Only] 3
ARH **** Art History Elective 3
30

Students must take 33 additional hours of General Education courses.

  1. General Education courses may be taken during the major terms or during the summer terms.
  2. Students must earn a minimum of 12 credits hours in General Education during the academic year.
  3. Students must complete their AA requirements by the end of the 3rd year.

Lower Division Credit Total: 36

Upper Division Credit Total: 60

Academics: 33

Total Credits: 129


Scuplture

Freshman Year - Fall / Spring

Freshman Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 1803C Workshop for Art Research & Practice 6
ARH 2050 Art History I 3
ART 1300C Drawing 3
ART 1202C 2-D Design 3
ART 2600C Computer Art I 3
18

Sophomore Year - Fall / Spring

Sophomore Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 1330C Figure Drawing 3
ARH 2051 Art History II 3
ART 2701C Sculpture I 3
PGY 2401C Intro to Photography 3
ART 2802C VAW [Potrait Sculpture] 3
ART 2802C VAW [Web Design] 3
18

Junior Year - Fall / Spring

Junior Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 3711C Sculpture: Materials & Methods 3
ART 4930C Special Topics in Sculpture 3
ARH 4450 Early 20th Century Art 3
PGY 3820 Digital Photography 3
ART 3712C Sculpture: Concepts & Strategy 3
ART 3768C Ceramic Sculpture 2 3
ARH 4471 Late 20th Century Art 3
ART 3842C Installation & Performance 3
ART ****C Visual Arts Studio Electives 6
30

Senior Year - Fall / Spring

Senior Year - Fall / Spring
Course Course Name Credits
ART 4710C Advanced Sculpture 6
ART 4955C Senior Project I 3
ARH **** Art History Elective 3
ART ****C Visual Arts Studio Electives 6
ART 4710C Advanced Sculpture 6
ART 4955C Senior Project II 3
ART 4930C Special Topics: Business of Art [Senior Only] 3
30

Students must take 33 additional hours of General Education courses.

  1. General Education courses may be taken during the major terms or during the summer terms.
  2. Students must earn a minimum of 12 credits hours in General Education during the academic year.
  3. Students must complete their AA requirements by the end of the 3rd year.

Lower Division Credit Total: 36

Upper Division Credit Total: 60

Academics: 33

Total Credits: 129