Visual Arts SIG

The Visual Arts Special Interest Group is a forum for all disciplines of the visual arts found in the collegiate sphere. Approximately 80% of what we remember is what we see. We are becoming an increasingly visually mediated society, where for more and more people their understanding of the world is being accomplished not through words, but through images. As such, students will require a deeper knowledge and comprehension of the power of visual communication and culture in order to survive in the future economy.

Group discussion and support will include but is not limited to: assisting students find the right fit visual arts program, best practices for the student portfolio, and employment and career advising in the following areas/disciplines (not a comprehensive list):

  • STUDIO ART: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Metalwork, Printmaking, Illustration, Book Art, Graphic Novels/Narrative Art, Calligraphy, Papermaking, Contemporary Craft
  • DESIGN: Visual Communication, Advertising, Graphic Design, Art Direction, Web Design, Game Design, Character Design, Digital Imaging, Interactivity, User Interface (UX), Special Effects, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Product Design, Transportation Design, Toy Design, Interior Design, Furniture, Glass, Textiles, Technical Theater/Stage Design and Production
  • ARCHITECTURE: Building Design, Landscape Design, Environmental Design, Urban Studies
  • ANIMATION: traditional, 2D, 3D, motion graphics, stop motion
  • FILM: cinematography, videography, editing, directing, screen writing, sound design/production
  • ART HISTORY: Museum Studies, Conservation/Restoration

Visual Arts SIG Co-Leaders:
Laura Young
UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

D. Jean Hester
Columbus College of Art and Design

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