discovering the why.
FYE: First-Year Experience nurtures your individuality. It challenges you to ask deeper questions about the nature of visual culture, art, design, technology, media, materials, influences and process. In FYE studio courses you’ll be immersed in making in two, three, and four dimensions. You will blend contemporary and traditional technologies in your courses and work: whether you’re 3-D printing in our maker space, pulling prints, editing audio files for a video, filling up your sketch book with systems of drawing, creating a process book based on your experience in our various labs, creating visual maps of the Third Ward where MIAD is located, or uncovering the history of art and design through a study of objects, you’ll be constantly making and thinking. You’ll be engaged in conversations and critique, while connecting experiences with skills and knowledge. You’ll make meaning.