It all starts here with preparing you for your major at Moore, focusing on the integration of traditional processes and evolving technological tools, as well as the development of perceptual, technical and conceptual skills.  This program provides a strong basis in design principles; is solidly rooted in drawing; and lays the foundation that equips you for a contemporary career in art and design. Read More About Foundation.

MooreCycle's TerraCycle Workshop


  • The Foundation program is supported by the new iPad® initiative. All new students are given a free Apple® iPad®, pre-populated with visual art and design apps. Students will use the iPad® as a sketchbook and portfolio, as well as a camera for both still and moving images.   Apps on the iPad® will allow students to develop ideas, concepts and produce finished work in classes. 
  • You will also be able to utilize Wacom Drawing tablets in Smart computer labs and, new this fall, a computer/scanner/printer workstation that better supports the integration of traditional and digital media through the contiguous placement of a digital workstation.

“When I first came to art school I never would have imagined using a digital device to assist with a traditional type of art, but it works. Most of what I do or need – from a planner to a sketch pad – is in my iPad. It’s like carrying around a digital extension of me.” Flor “Jazmin” Gutierrez, 2016

Lynn Palewicz '99 '00 (general fine arts, teaching), assistant professor and chair of Foundation at Moore, was featured in a Page 40 article in MICA's Special Edition ROI 2014 issue of Juxtapositions magazine, "The Art of Teaching - MICA Alumni Energize Higher Education Institutions."


Selections from Foundation Artwork