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START ART at Waterbury

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The Department of Art & Art History has created an exciting opportunity for BFA students in Studio Art to start their degree at the Waterbury regional campus.

WHY START AT WATERBURY?

There are lots of good reasons to start at Waterbury. Small classes provide a supportive learning environment and the campus has a tight-knit and lively student community. Many UConn Waterbury students live at home, which can be the right decision personally and financially. Waterbury itself offers a vibrant arts community, with both the Mattatuck Museum and the Palace Theater located in close proximity to the UConn campus.

FACULTY MENTORING

Waterbury Studio Art students work closely with Professor Pam Bramble of the Department of Art and Art History. With over twenty years of experience at UConn, Professor Bramble is an outstanding mentor and teacher. She supports her students’ creative and intellectual development, and sets them on the path to success in the arts.

THE CURRICULUM

Students will be able to complete fifteen credits of Studio Art classes plus three credits of Art History. Professor Bramble teaches Drawing 1, Drawing 2, Basic Studio Painting, and Art Appreciation. Waterbury will also offer Basic Studio: Photography and Studio Foundations: Criticism and Interpretation on a regular basis. While starting the BFA degree at Waterbury, students can make excellent progress on their General Education requirements because the campus offers a full range of classes in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Starting with applications for Fall 2016 admission, prospective freshman students simply apply through the Common Application and indicate that they are applying for the BFA Degree in Studio Art/Waterbury. An online portfolio is required (click here for details). Current regional-campus applicants or enrolled UConn students who are undeclared or in a different major but who would like to start the BFA Studio Art degree at Waterbury should contact the Department of Art & Art History Office at art@uconn.edu or 860-486-3930.

HOW DO I MAKE A CAMPUS CHANGE TO STORRS?

The transfer to Storrs is seamless. After completing 54 credits at Waterbury, students work with the Waterbury Registrar’s Office to complete a Campus Change. No further portfolio review or application process is necessary.

JOIN US!

The UConn Department of Art & Art History is a leading Studio Art program nationally. It offers rich opportunities for Study Abroad, internships, and professional development in the arts. Start Art at Waterbury can be the ideal beginning to a BFA in Studio Art.

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