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 Liberals Arts and Sciences 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.