The School of Art combines the best of both worlds: the resources and faculty of a large liberal arts institution with the personal attention that comes in a close-knit community. Department: The Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, led by Dr. Tisha Ornstein and the Psychophysiology Lab led by and Dr. Kristin Vickers, in collaboration with the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, are carrying out a study examining cognitive functions and treatment efficacy in individuals with OCD and OCD Spectrum Disorders.
LSU College of Art & Design’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Carmon Colangelo will deliver the commencement address at the fall graduation ceremony on December 19. Colangelo received his MFA in printmaking from LSU in 1983, and he now serves as dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
All School of Art degree programs incorporate a broad-based approach to artmaking, encouraging a coherent, informed understanding of personal, public, conceptual and technical issues relevant to many forms of artistic expression. If your school would like a visit from Wits University, click through to the online form to request a visit.
Evolving from a small connoisseurship program begun by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969 Sotheby’s Institute is now the leader in art business education and object based learning. The broad-ranged fine arts program challenges students academically, integrates technology and lays the foundation for extraordinary life experiences. Meet our graduates and discover how a degree from the School of the Arts will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to prepare you for life after University. The Wits Schools Liaison team forms the link between high school and university allowing a smooth transitional process for the student. In the School of Art, we provide each student with expertise in a particular discipline, coupled with the possibility of exploring and combining multiple disciplines. Full time academic staff, the School of Arts is a unique concentration of experts on the arts and cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Kirk Erickson, associate professor in the Dietrich School’s Department of Psychology, is the recipient of a five-year, $21.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, to study whether exercise influences cognitive and brain health in cognitively normal older adults.