The primary media and practice in the Art X program at the Lamar Dodd School of Art involve research and experimentation with technology and time-based forms of art. Art X students consider historical developments, critical ideas, and current practices related to time-based art. Students gain experience in media including digital video, computer and web-based art, digital photography, robotics, sound, performance, durational installation, and computer-operated fabrication. Art X emphasizes creativity, versatility, and poetics over computer-based technical skills. Students must be able to work comprehensively, translating concept and idea into visual poetic forms. 



The Art X program is a good fit for someone who would like to explore non-traditional methods in art making and in all types of media. While skills developed in the more traditional media such as painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking are extremely important, the student should be eager to incorporate technology in the creation of works of art. Art X students rely on conceptual and critical thinking. They should come to the program with an interest in contemporary theory and conceptual thinking as an influential means of forming their ideas and creating experimental work.

Art X students have access to a computer lab for digital imaging, digital video, editing, and robotic programming. Along with a CNC fabrication facility, students have access to the haptic sensible technology lab and 3D stereo thermojet lithographic printing in sculpture. Learn more about the studio spaces at the Lamar Dodd School of Art here.

The Art X program is only offered at the undergraduate level. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree prepares students to be professional artists or further their education into graduate school. Students graduating from the Art X program will possess the skill and ability to think creatively and solve practical problems visually and conceptually. They will also acquire the confidence and the desire to approach new technologies with creative perspectives. Learn more about BFA course requirements at the Lamar Dodd School of Art here.