FOUNDATION

Foundation I
Drawing: Develop your eye and explore important techniques for drawing human figures, forms in nature, landscapes, interior spaces, abstract compositions and still-life setups. Learn to make the best creative choices through observation, critical evaluation and your own creative style. 
Foundation II

Visual Thinking & Color Theory: Explore and investigate the foundational elements of design: shape, line, color, space and movement. Conduct research to generate new ideas and to develop a deeper understanding of personal creative process and color expression. 

Concentrations

SADI’s flexible curriculum gives you the freedom to shape your own artistic direction. Students choose a concentration of study modeled after Moore’s undergraduate course offerings. To support this concentration, students are automatically enrolled in foundation studios.

Animation

Enjoy animated films or developing stories and comics? Bring your ideas and sketches to life, using traditional and digital animation techniques to design unique characters and fascinating visual narratives.

Interior Design

Delve into the exciting and evolving field of interior design and embrace the art of the built environment. Learn how designers think, solve problems and improve our world by creating inventive spaces where people live, work, play and relax.

Illustration

Become adept at creating uniquely stylized artwork for telling stories, designing characters and developing scenes, from imagination to paper. You will experiment with various techniques and materials to find inventive ways of combining words, images and ideas.

Fashion Design

Evolve from a fashionista to a fashion designer by producing ideas, sketching concepts and constructing your own designs. A future career in fashion will be in view as you create inspiration boards and fabric stories and learn draping techniques for designing garments.

Game Design

Explore digital and analog game-making as an inventive artist, storyteller and creator of fun. By designing and building original games, you will gain a thorough understanding of game structure, play experience and community gaming culture.

Graphic Design

Learn about the art of visual communication and how to create impressive designs for real world applications. Develop graphic design skills by creating impressive logos, branding, and marketable media designs for real-world clients!

Painting

Create expressive artworks that harness the versatility of acrylic paint. You will explore how to depict and organize forms, colors and textures of both observed subjects and ideas from your imagination.

Photography

Go beyond the digital realm and explore the world of film and darkroom photography. Increase your understanding of how to compose compelling images through the camera’s eye and gain skills in aesthetics, camera functions, film development and darkroom printing.

Printmaking

A powerful means for communicating ideas, printmaking allows you to take drawn or painted images and transform them into something new. Focusing on screen printing and wood block techniques, you will explore new materials and create personalized imagery.

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