Liberal Arts

Artwork by Hilary Cianciosi
Mission:  The mission of DCAD’s Liberal Arts program is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the art history and language skills essential for all aspiring artists and designers.  The curriculum is intended to complement and enrich students’ studio practice through carefully crafted coursework that stresses visual and verbal interaction.  This curriculum comprises three chronological surveys of art history and writing and literature, as well as several general education electives designed to develop effective written and oral communication skills, promote critical thinking, and encourage exploration of various creative, cultural, and intellectual disciplines.  Classrooms are equipped with technology that is an integral part of the teaching and learning experiences. 

Liberal Arts Goals

Liberal Arts Competencies

Book List (all courses)

Art History Syllabi with Book Requirements and Costs

     Art History I*

     Art Historyy II*

     Art History III*

         * Curriculum requirement for all majors

Liberal Arts Syllabi with Book Requirments and Costs

       Introduction to Liberal Arts

       Writing and Literature I*

       Writing and Literature II*

       Writing and Literature III*

           * Curriculum requirement for all majors

Liberal Arts Electives - Syllabi with Book Requirments and Costs

       After the Apocalypse

       Creative Writing

       Lenticular Vision

       Modern Space

       Moving Pictures

       Robin Hood and King Arthur

       The Sensational Sixties & Seventies

       Visual Dialogues