The Visual Art Department at Hopkins offers courses in a variety of studio arts, including a Fine Art Studio sequence for advanced study, as well as a range of courses in media arts. Students display their work in the Keator Gallery and informally in the balcony atrium in Thompson Hall.
Drawing, painting, and printmaking take place in spacious studios on the third floor of Thompson Hall, while ceramics, architecture, wood arts, web design, and digital photography occur in the new studios on the first floor of Thompson Hall. Video classes meet in a second computer lab on campus.
Experiential classes are supplemented with theory studies in film and art history.