The Department of Art

Foundations interdisciplinary curriculum is structured around thematic units, introducing students to the conceptual issues that all artists must consider

In each of these units, studio assignments and readings are designed to expand students’ understanding of fundamental ideas by exploring new and unexpected approaches. These themes include light, frame, mark, motive, change, and time.

In conjunction with studio assignments, students engage with contemporary art and critical discourse through in-class discussions and writing assignments. The ultimately goal of these classes is to develop each student’s critical-thinking and visual problem-solving skills, while encouraging them to engage in an in-depth exploration of specific materials and the nature of artistic meaning.

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How to Apply

• All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student. Apply online through the Admissions Department at UNM

•After meeting all CFA admission requirements, students must apply to become a declared major.

Academic Advisement

The College of Fine Arts Student Success & Advisement Center is committed to serve the UNM community with compassion, guidance, and respect as we promote academic excellence.

To speak with a CFA advisor, please call (505) 277-4817.