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Number Theory and Drawing: a difficult combination

paintmuffinpaintmuffin Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
Riiight, so I'm a very math-inclined artist (or artsy mathematician-- what have you) and have no idea where to go to school. My stats are pretty great (chance thread here http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1117614-chance-artsy-junior-harvey-mudd-brown-yale.html) and I DON'T want to go to art school. Where do I start looking for strong math AND art departments?!

So far places I've been attracted to are Yale, Brown, and the Claremont consortium (math major at Harvey Mudd with art minor at Scripps??)

Oh, and I would prefer to stay either in New England or California...

A tricky situation, I know. Point me in any direction you can.
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Replies to: Number Theory and Drawing: a difficult combination

  • happymomof1happymomof1 Registered User Posts: 27,486 Senior Member
    Carnegie Mellon?
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Super Moderator Posts: 35,295 Super Moderator
    Many LACs would be good. DD2 is a math major at Lewis and Clark though not in art (her stats were a little higher than yours). DD1 is taking art as a minor at Denison. What can your family afford?
  • paintmuffinpaintmuffin Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    Let's say, hypothetically, that money and selectivity are not issues.
  • zapfinozapfino Registered User Posts: 2,835 Senior Member
    MIT?
    Dartmouth?
  • tk21769tk21769 Registered User Posts: 10,122 Senior Member
    Have you checked out the Brown-RISD dual degree program?
    Brown-RISD Dual Degree Program

    Williams has a good reputation for both Math and Art History. I don't know about Studio Art, but if it is as good as its reputation in Art History, it may well have a reasonably good studio program too.

    Also check out Johns Hopkins and opportunities, while there, to take courses at MICA.
  • thecolororangethecolororange Registered User Posts: 293 Junior Member
    tk21769,

    You beat me to it! I would also recommend the RISD-Brown dual degree program, though you have to spend 2 years living at each so you may want to look into it.
  • paintmuffinpaintmuffin Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    MIT doesn't have an art department at all, so I'm not sure what you mean...

    I'll look at Dartmouth and Williams, though, and I have indeed considered the Brown-RISD thing!

    What about schools slightly bigger than the average LAC?
  • tk21769tk21769 Registered User Posts: 10,122 Senior Member
    Wesleyan (CT) is one of the larger LACs, is very arty (its film program gets raves), and spends more money on research per year than any other LAC.

    The University of Rochester is a small university that offers some courses in 3D computer graphics and animation.
  • SDonCCSDonCC Registered User Posts: 2,373 Senior Member
    Washington University in St. Louis has the Sam Fox School of Art, in which any student can take classes, but art majors have priority in getting class assignments first. You can double major across the schools too; a major at Fox is a BFA (there might be a minor available, not sure).
  • paintmuffinpaintmuffin Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    What I'm most concerned about is my ability to find artistically inclined people at a school with spectacular math. I tend to be friends with artsy people, geeky people, and artsy geeks. That's why Wesleyan and Brown seem to be the most appealing right now. Harvey Mudd was my first choice until I realized nobody there can draw.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 68,599 Senior Member
    UC Berkeley is highly regarded in math and art history. Not sure how well that translates to art practice (which does exist as a major there).
  • momrathmomrath Registered User Posts: 5,815 Senior Member
    I'd second Williams. Excellent math and excellent studio art (and art history). Plenty of arts focused people -- studio art, music, drama, dance. Be sure to include an art portfolio with your application even if you don't intend to eventually major in art.
  • SLUMOMSLUMOM Registered User Posts: 3,610 Senior Member
    Sarah Lawrence College At A Glance

    Sarah Lawrence College (NY), you could double major in mathematics & visual arts.
    Close to NYC, a 30 minute train ride away.

    COA is almost $60,000, but you said money was not an issue.
  • zapfinozapfino Registered User Posts: 2,835 Senior Member
    Re: Post #8: "MIT doesn't have an art department at all, so I'm not sure what you mean..."

    MIT indeed does have a visual arts program offered in the architecture school. It offers a BS degree in art & design.
    MIT | VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM | about the program

    There also are people at MIT who look at the intersection of mathematics and art, if that sort of thing interests you.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 68,599 Senior Member
    What I'm most concerned about is my ability to find artistically inclined people at a school with spectacular math.

    Not exactly the same, but some similar types can be found in computer science, doing user interfaces and graphics.
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