Department of Art and Design

Mission Statement

The Department of Art and Design is dedicated to the development of visual awareness, critical thinking, creative problem solving, technical skills, and the expansion of historical knowledge. Intensive degree programs inspire individual artistic inquiry, experimentation, collaboration, and innovation through a diverse spectrum of studio disciplines, art historical and art educational methods, and creative research. Students are prepared for successful and competitive careers as professional artists, art educators and designers. Through our comprehensive educational offerings and extracurricular activities, the department advocates for the arts, cultivates academic success, and supports creative growth.