Texas A&M University is creating the future by combining art and science in their Department of Visualization. If K-12 schools included the concept of visual literacy instead of art by itself the visual art and design program would take its place right along side reading, math and science.
The Department of Visualization is built on the realization that the advent of high technology information, imaging, and media systems has fostered a modern renaissance in visualization. According to their website, during the European Renaissance, many of the period's great painters were not only artists, but also scientists, architects, and engineers. Today's visualizers need skills spanning these older disciplines as well as several new ones, such as computer science, video technology, and psychology.
Click on the heading above to see a reel of student work from Texas A&M University.