The Art AOC at New College engages students in the making, history, and theoretical contexts surrounding the production of art. A sequence of studio and Art History courses provides the foundation for students to develop an informed understanding of art making. Course requirements begin with a core curriculum in drawing, painting, sculpture, and art history aimed at cultivating perceptual and conceptual thinking. Intermediate level courses are designed to further critical thinking and technical proficiency, preparing students for advanced study and independent projects. In consultation with the studio art faculty, students develop individually tailored academic undertakings including January Interterm Independent Study Projects (ISPs), tutorials, and a senior thesis capstone project. Students may declare Art as their area of concentration (AOC) or couple it with another discipline as a joint-disciplinary or double major.

Brilliantly [U]nique. [U]niquely Brilliant.

As part of the State University System of Florida, New College of Florida is one of the few public liberal arts and sciences honors colleges in the United States. We’re known for our record number of Fulbright Scholars (more per capita than Harvard, Stanford or Yale) and for the high rate of our students going on to graduate school. We offer an individualized, thought-provoking and challenging academic experience. What does that mean? Hands-on research conducted side by side with your professors. Small, intimate classes. Detailed narrative evaluations from your professors. Independent study required to graduate. All in a stunning location right on the water in Sarasota, Florida.

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New College sits on part of the former Ringling brothers’ estate and is next door to the world-renowned Ringling Museum of Art where students regularly intern and conduct research (and get in free!).

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New College of Florida
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