Foundation Studies Program

Your first year at Herron

The foundation studies program is a shared experience that prepares you to enter any of Herron’s art and design majors.

Our multidisciplinary approach combines the principles, techniques, and materials of drawing, 2-D and 3-D design, visual culture, color theory, digital technology and fabrication, and time-based media.

You will sharpen your thinking and making skills with extensive studio work, understand visual principles, and challenge preconceived ideas and attitudes as you begin your career in art and design.

Discover yourself

Foundation studies is as much an exploration of art and design as an exploration of your own historical, cultural, and personal influences on your way to developing critical thinking skills and achieving a higher understanding of yourself as an artist and designer.

Personal attention primer

You will work closely with faculty as well as visiting artists and designers, to achieve your vision and cultivate your personal aesthetic. These one-on-one relationships will continue to build and follow you through your academic career at Herron.

When I was a freshman, I didn't really realize how much I would actually grow within these four years and it's been phenomenal.

Melissa Capriglione (B.F.A. Drawing & Illustration ‘17)

Faculty

Anila Quayyum Agha

Anila Quayyum Agha

Associate Professor

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Nicholas Cox

Adjunct Instructor

Jeffrey Dalton

Jeffrey Dalton

Adjunct Instructor

Ray Duffey

Ray Duffey

Director of Safety Curriculum, Shop Manager

Vance  Farrow

Vance Farrow

Associate Professor, Fine Arts Department Chair

Reagan Furqueron

Reagan Furqueron

Associate Professor

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Tarja Harney

Adjunct Instructor

Gürkan Maruf Mihçi

Gürkan Maruf Mihçi

Assistant Professor, Co-Coordinator of Foundation Studies

Asli Narin

Asli Narin

Visiting Lecturer

Melissa Parrott Quimby

Melissa Parrott Quimby

Adjunct Instructor

Stefan Petranek

Stefan Petranek

Associate Professor

William Potter

William Potter

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Professor

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Tre Reising

Adjunct Instructor

Danielle Riede

Danielle Riede

Director of Visual Art Graduate Programs, Randolph H. Deer Professor in Painting, Associate Professor

Cory Robinson

Cory Robinson

George & Diane Seybert Professor in Furniture Design, Professor

Meredith Setser

Meredith Setser

Associate Professor, Co-Coordinator of Foundation Studies

Jake Sneath

Jake Sneath

Adjunct Instructor

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Stuart Snoddy

Adjunct Instructor

Sherry  Stone

Sherry Stone

Senior Lecturer

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Sarah Strong

Adjunct Instructor

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Claire White

Adjunct Instructor

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