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Mission Statement

The Department of Art & Design supports a contemporary and comprehensive visual arts program. We endorse:

  • Introduction to visual learning through foundation courses
  • Experience with two, three, and four dimensional art
  • Exploration of a variety of media
  • Expanded knowledge and skill in individual areas of interest
  • Awareness of the theories and world history of art
  • Participation in national and international contemporary art
  • Employment of imagination and innovation as global citizens

Our diverse and inclusive curriculum promotes a body of knowledge that serves individual needs and challenges the minds of our students. We embrace our responsibility as an integral component of a public liberal arts institution and of our local and regional communities. Our program advances the University's mission and its Liberal Education learning goals.