Students take four trimester-long arts courses in the 上学校, which must include at least one survey-level visual arts elective course. 在每个阶段，学生都通过对过程和产品的同等关注来培养工作室思维. In addition to demonstrating a mastery of formal concepts, 技能, 和流程, students develop collaborative 技能, 同理心, 和 insight into diverse points of view across time 和 culture. 这丰富了他们的观点，并加强了他们创造性地表达艺术和设计的个人声音和代理. While upper level art courses become more challenging, 艺术学院努力鼓励一个支持和使学生开放自己的新体验的环境, 在知情的情况下冒险, to self-validate their own potential as visual learners 和 designers, 和 to find avenues for self-expression through the arts.