Art Students: How is the "realistic art" teaching?

DD is just beginning her college exploration, and has an interest in both science and “realistic” art (think Michaelangelo). This type of art is not always taught - many programs are more experimental in focus. Can anyone comment on the art program here, and whether a student like this would be excited working with the current faculty? (Bonus points for any specific professor recommendations!) Believe it or not, figure drawing, realistic portraits, etc are not a current focus at many schools - kind of out of fashion. Thanks so much!!!