ArtCenter’s nationally and internationally recognized faculty guide students through rigorous training, questioning and self-discovery to help them discover their creative identity.

Our faculty of active and accomplished artists have designed a program that emphasizes the creative, conceptual and technical growth of the individual artist through a comprehensive exploration of all genres—painting, photography, sculpture, installation and experimental film and video. Small classes and a high degree of mentoring allow for a more one-on-one education that maximizes each student’s particular abilities and potential. Additionally, our students have unparalleled access to notable professionals, sophisticated industrial shops, cutting-edge computer labs, a vast art library and an array of workshops not typically available to Fine Art students.

Department Chair

Laura Cooper

An artist working in multiple media, including painting, collage, photography and fiber, Cooper’s practice focuses on collaborative projects and forms found in the landscape.