The graphic design program focuses on the development of a cohesive, investigative body of work, also known as the student’s thesis. At Yale, the graphic design thesis is conceived as a loose framework within which each student’s visual method is deployed across many diverse projects during the two-year course of study.
Instruction in the program is rooted in the investigation of painting as a unique genre with its own complex syntax and history. Within this setting, the program encourages diversity of practice and interpretation, innovation, and experimentation.
Photography is a two-year program of study admitting ten students a year. Darkroom, studio, and computer facilities are provided. Students receive technical instruction in black-and-white and color photography as well as nonsilver processes and digital image production.
|Aug. 27||Orientation for all new students|
|Aug. 28||Registration for all students|
|Aug. 29||Fall-term classes begin, 8:25 a.m.|
|Sept. 3||Labor Day - Classes do not meet. Offices closed|
|Sept. 17||Last day to add a course with permission of registrar|
|Oct. 17||October recess begins for Yale College, 8:25 a.m.|
|Oct. 22||Yale College classes resume|
|Oct. 26||Last day to drop a course with permission of instructor and registrar|
|Nov. 15||Annual All-School Open House|
|Nov. 16||November recess begins, 5:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 26||Classes resume, 8:25 a.m.|
|Dec. 7||Last day to withdraw from a course with permission of instructor and registrar|
|Dec. 13||Critiques and examinations begin, 9 a.m.|
|Dec. 19||Critiques and examinations end, 5:30 p.m.
Winter recess begins
|Jan. 3||Closing date for submission of online applications for admission in September 2019|
|Jan. 14||Registration for all students
Spring-term Academic classes begin
|Jan. 15||Spring-term School of Art classes begin, 8:25 a.m.|
|Jan. 21||Martin Luther King Day - Classes do not meet. Offices closed|
|Feb. 4||Last day to add a course with permission of registrar|
|Mar. 8||Last day to drop a course with permission of registrar|
|Mar. 25||Classes resume, 8:25 a.m.|
|Apr. 26||Last day to withdraw from a course with permission of instructor and registrar
Spring-term classes end, 5:30 p.m.
|May 2||Critiques and examinations begin, 9 a.m.|
|May 8||Critiques and examinations end, 5:30 p.m.
Summer recess begins
|May 20||University Commencement|