The mission of the Department of Visual Arts is to provide a strong foundation in art studio, graphic design, art history, and art education through quality instruction, rigorous review, and innovative curricula. Using the teacher-scholar model, we embrace engaged learning and encourage faculty research. Faculty and students seek collaboration with our community through public exhibitions, professional development, lectures, internships, and student mentoring programs. Students are trained to think critically and creatively, and to develop the skills necessary to pursue an active life of artistic expression.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of the B.A. in art studio or graphic design, the Department of Visual Arts graduate will be able to:
- Demonstrate technical skills for making art in one or more art disciplines.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the continuity of art history and become familiar with a broad spectrum of examples of contributions to the world of art from various cultures.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the various theoretical bases of contemporary art and the standards by which contemporary art is judged.
- Demonstrate creative growth and development in their artistic ability and personal style in the visual arts.