The Art Field Group provides a rigorous and unique program of study with a deep commitment to interdisciplinary learning, intercultural understanding, social responsibility, community engagement, and environmental sustainability. We believe firmly and aspire to develop in our students an appreciation for how art, in all its forms, can transform perceptions and make positive and lasting change in the world.
Our art program is distinctive in that it includes four studio art faculty, one art historian and one gallery director/curator working collaboratively. This unique makeup, along with our desire to collaborate inside and outside of the discipline of art, allows us to craft exciting, experimental and multidisciplinary coursework that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of art. The art program helps students develop the technical skills, craftsmanship, attention to detail, critical thinking and problem solving skills alongside conceptual rigor and historical understanding in order so that they might create works of art that are informed and compelling.
Students from Pitzer’s art program have gone on to pursue, graduate degrees in studio art, art history, curatorial studies, and more. Alumni of our program work as studio artists, media artists, arts educators, non-profit administrators, curators, graphic designers, and more.