Creativity, with teeth.
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Department of Art and Design Mission Statement


The goal of the art curriculum is to provide art students with a clear working knowledge of the visual arts as a form of communication, specifically enhanced through an understanding of formal elements and principles, creative visual problem solving, critical thinking skills, and an investigation of current tools and materials appropriate to each discipline. Graduating students will have received essential preparation to foster success in the professional fields, further their education at the graduate level, or continue independent creative production.

The art program is committed to providing the university community with direct exposure to artwork, emphasizing the study of art and art history in its historical and contemporary forms in order to broaden the intellectual contexts in which art is experienced.
Mission Statement