The Visual Arts Program offers studio classes to undergraduate students as a component of liberal arts education as well as preparation for graduate study in the field. The major is designed to enable students to develop their creative skills through a structured curriculum that exposes them to various genres and explores the theoretical foundations of art-making. A major or concentration in visual arts and a combined major in art history and visual arts are both available to students in Columbia College and the School of General Studies. Students should consult with the appropriate undergraduate school for other additional information pertaining to admissions, programs, and deadlines. For more information, please visit the Columbia College Visual Arts Bulletin.
Visual Arts courses will be open for on-line registration. Please check with your school's adviser, or check student services online (ssol: https://ssol.columbia.edu/) for your registration appointments.
Registered Students: If you are registered for a Visual Arts class, please note you must attend the first day of class to retain your position. Due to the limited size of our classes and often high demand, you will lose your place in the class and be replaced if you are not present and on time on the first day.
Students unable to Register Online: If the class you are interested in is full on-line or if for any reason you cannot register on-line, please come to the first day of class. We encourage students who are interested in any of our Visual Arts Undergrad Courses to attend the first day of class as there are often places available.
The Photography Courses offer a wait list for students to sign up for if photo courses are full: http://arts.columbia.edu/photolist