1st Term: Students take three studio courses that sum up to the core curriculum. Students may choose between Life Drawing I and Creative Practices I. In addition, all students take Drawing and Building Form and Principles of Design. Students take these three studio courses along with two Liberals Arts and Sciences courses as a part of a section, where peer collaboration promotes creative investigation, construction of meaning, and appropriate risk-taking.
2nd Term: All students take Connections Through Color and Design which is a Creative Action course, and two Liberal Arts & Sciences courses. In addition, students choose between Drawing Studio and Form and Space and between Life Drawing II and Creative Practices II. Second-term students also select an Elective that introduces the majors.