The Art Department’s mission is to engage students in visual art and design as preparation for creative careers and responsible global citizenship.
This mission is achieved by cultivating students’ abilities to see, think and respond in visually creative manners through involvement with a broad range of practical and theoretical issues in art history, art education, art management, studio art and design.
Through community arts programming, internships, field trips, student exhibitions and international study, the Art Department provides students meaningful opportunities to interact with the larger art and design world.
The Department maintains a faculty whose members are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, creative activity and relevant professional activities. Further, the Art Department celebrates a diversity of thought, encourages creative risk-taking and supports multi-disciplinary inquiry and collaboration.