Critical Language and Contemporary Issues for Artists and Designers

This program prepares incoming students who are non-native English speakers for their first year of art education. English for Art and Design Students is a two-week intensive course that offers new students the opportunity to build community, gain classroom interaction and critique experience, and practice theory-focused reading, writing, and presentation of their work. Following the completion of this course, students are able to:

  1. Define and utilize critical vocabulary and concepts specific to arts education
  2. Understand how to engage in classroom discussion and critique processes
  3. Critically read and write at levels commensurate with program expectations

Course activities include developing art- and design-focused writing skills and might include writing an art/design statement, a studio presentation, an exhibition review, or a curatorial proposal.


On-campus housing is provided for all students and the cost is included in the program fee. Students share a furnished apartment with a bathroom, a living room, and a full kitchen. Meals are not provided to students, except for lunch on the first day. Students may not move into on-campus housing early; please plan your travel accordingly and make hotel accommodations if necessary.

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