Studio courses are the core of the curriculum. While studio courses are like others in your university education, fostering as they do the intellectual habits of inquisitiveness and serious study, studio courses depend above all on active participation and a commitment to working through problems. You will soon learn that a good solution is hard to come by, and good solutions are expected to get better.

You will have to think and re-think, become self-critical, learn to laugh and work through your frustrations. While you will be pushed and challenged you will also have a great deal of help: classes are small and professors will get to know you – both your strengths and weaknesses – so that they will be able to work with you through your difficulties; you will learn from your fellow students, from student work displayed throughout the school, and by working in teams, often with other first year students, and sometimes with students in upper years.