The artCORE program at Arizona State University provides a comprehensive foundation in the studio arts. Organized as five integrated studios -- Drawing, Pictorial Investigations / Color Theory (PICT), Expanded Arts, 3D studio, and Digital Media -- our courses provide a solid basis for all of the School of Art's advanced studio areas as well as art history and art education. Grounded in studio art fundamentals, our core classes are organized around a series of themes and embedded in a philosophy of inquiry-based learning to facilitate critical thinking, conceptual depth, and broad-based historical and cultural awareness.