The First-Year Foundation program prepares students for all majors at Moore. The program focuses on the integration of traditional processes and evolving technological tools, and the development of perceptual, technical and conceptual skills.
The program lays the foundation and equips students for a contemporary career in art & design.
Students select a major-level class in the second semester of the Foundation year, to get an early start in their future major. Students can also select a course to use as an elective in order to pursue their creative interests.
Students thoroughly investigate composition, mark-making and problem-solving using multiple strategies and media. The program provides a strong basis in design principles, and is solidly rooted in drawing.
The Foundation program is supported by the new iPad initiative–all new students are given an 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.