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See the WorldDifferently

Today’s workforce hungers for creative problem solvers—people who can catapult fresh ideas ahead of the competition.

Whether your goal is to be a visual artist, become a museum curator, or pursue a broad-based education that will prepare you for a wide range of careers, the Hartford Art School will cultivate your creativity.

The Hartford Art School provides the foundation for you to succeed no matter where your passion leads.

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From ceramics to sculpture, from photography to painting, our studio-based instruction provides HAS students the opportunity to display their work and build their portfolios.

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Creatively Career Ready

The ability to think creatively, see things differently, and develop innovative solutions are workplace skills that are in  high demand, regardless of industry or discipline.

See how HAS creates career-ready graduates with programs such as the Professional Practices course.

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Kristen Ortega ’20


"Because of UHart, I’ve grown as an artist, become active in social causes, and learned to be a leader. Those things—and this place—have shaped who I am."


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Tim Cohan


Tim Cohan '05, works as an associate partner at Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy. His time as a student in HAS’s visual communication design (VCD) program prepared him to take on the challenge of bringing to life one of today’s most popular fantasy stories: the magical world of Harry Potter.

Research Interests: Urban and Public Projects


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John Reuter


Adjunct professor of photography John Reuter showed his work at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. His pieces have been described as “surrealistic paintings” that challenge conventional notions of photography.


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Amanda Carlson


Art historian Amanda Carlson teaches art history from a global perspective, with a focus on the art of Africa. She has taken students to Nigeria and Ghana, and has published extensively on contemporary art, photography, indigenous writing systems, masquerades, and women’s ritual performances.

Research Interests: Interests: Art History, African Art, Photography


Discover the possibilities awaiting you at Hartford Art School.