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Visual Arts and Design

Babson undergraduate, Babson graduate, and Olin College of Engineering students have many opportunities to engage in and be a spectator of visual arts and design.

Sorenson Family Visual Arts CenterStudents may explore ceramics, drawing, and painting through hands-on non-credit classes and workshops in Trim at the Sorenson Family Visual Arts Center. The latter are also open to the extended Babson community. Students interested in pursuing digital arts can take advantage of the student-run Media and Design (MAD) Studio in Horn Library. There are opportunities to apply visual arts and design skills through the student organizations such as The Babson Free Press and The Babson Literary Magazine. Students who have created significant bodies of work are encouraged to explore exhibiting their work on campus.

Academically, students can take general elective classes at an introductory level in photography, 2D and 3D classes at Babson. Students can take introductory level Arts and Humanities classes in Art History. They are also able to cross-register for studio art and art history classes at Wellesley College through the Three-College Collaboration. Many Babson students take visual arts classes while studying abroad. Students interested in becoming professional artists themselves are encouraged to take the management and law classes “Arts & Entertainment Management” and “Entertainment Law.”

As spectators/consumers of visual arts and design, there are many ways that Babson students can appreciate art in the Greater Boston area. In addition to attending openings and artist talks at the exhibits on campus, Babson OneCards provide free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston. Babson students may also visit local free exhibits at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, as well as renowned Massachusetts institutions such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), Peabody Essex Museum, MassMoca, Fuller Craft Museum, List Visual Arts Center at MIT, the museums at Harvard, and many more.