Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Illustration, Media Arts, Visual Communication; M. F. A. Illustration
Tuition Information: Undergraduate $28,582; Graduate $18,603 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Scope of Program:
Hartford Art School was founded by five forward-thinking women of the 19th century, including Harriet Beecher Stowe. Eighty years later, in 1957, the school became part of the University of Hartford. Today, the Hartford Art School offers both a studio-based education in art and a liberal arts university experience. Freshmen participate in a Foundation Year, which includes classes in drawing, 2D and 3D design, issues in art making and art history. Illustration students go on to study drawing, sculpture or ceramics, digital illustration, art history, book illustration and editorial illustration. Media Arts students focus on drawing, painting, photography, media arts, video and art history, while Visual Communications take coursework in image making and meaning, issues in design, design systems, typography, photography and sequential graphics. All students complete a senior capstone, which includes a portfolio, project and thesis exhibition.
Master's degree candidates in Illustration participate in a limited residency program that centers around independent study and tutorial-based experiences. This format is ideal for students who must work to support themselves.
The Hartford Art School offers merit scholarships for academically and artistically talented students. Submission of a portfolio is a required part of the application process.