close up image of a palette of various paint colors

The Center for Visual Arts usually offers 15-18 courses per semester, including independent study. Department and Instructor approval is required for all courses. Approvals are made after registration in SIS. Courses may include:

  • Fiber Art and the String Revolution
  • Sculptural Fibers
  • Advanced Fiber Structures
  • Foundation Drawing
  • Intermediate Drawing
  • Life Drawing
  • Portrait Drawing
  • Oil Painting I
  • Oil Painting II
  • Introduction to Watercolor Painting
  • Watercolor and Gouache Painting
  • Portrait Painting
  • Figure Painting
  • Photoshop: The Digital Darkroom
  • Digital Photography I
  • Digital Photography II
  • Documentary Photography
  • Photographic Lighting Techniques
  • Artist Books
  • Silkscreen Printing
  • Printmaking
  • Film Photography in the Digital World
  • Experimental Photography
  • Investigations in Still Life Photography
  • Smartphone Photography
  • Visual Communication: Graphic Design
  • Design Drawing and 3-D Visualization
  • Collage & Assemblage: 2D & 3D Art Practices
  • Introduction to Jewelry and Small Metals
  • Advanced Projects in Visual Art

For current course schedule information and registration, visit the JHU Public Course Search. To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.