In our contemporary world, visual awareness and communication of ideas has become increasingly significant. The Department of Art & Design responds to the needs of a visually-oriented community through instruction in Studio Art and Design, Art History, Art Education, and the exhibition of art. A variety of programs lend specific direction and discipline, while also allowing students the freedom to explore new avenues of thought and media.
All art and design majors are well grounded in foundation courses, including experience with two- and three-dimensional art; learning about art's history and its place in global culture; and receiving advanced instruction in an area of concentration. The department augments its instruction with programs by visiting artists and designers who offer their viewpoints to students and the community.