Ann Chamberlain, Untitled Installation, 2006. Courtesy of Gallery Paule Anglim.


The science requirement introduces students to science as an important mode of inquiry in the world. We offer several courses that reflect a range of scientific disciplines, including Life Studies: Biology and Art, Astronomy, and Urban Ecology. The science curriculum also includes environment-oriented courses, and introduces students to areas of art/science intersection and collaboration.

We also regularly offer Art and Phenomena, an off-site course at the San Francisco Exploratorium, a museum of science, art, and human perception. The instructional team, led by a physicist, employs an experience-based learning methodology in which students study physics-centered topics (often related to optics and sound), and design their own experiments.