Mission Statement

The Department of Art and Design is committed to building an inclusive community that respects and values differing experiences and viewpoints. Our mission is to present relevant and constructive teaching and visual learning methodologies to a diverse student population with multifarious life experiences and professional requirements. To achieve this, we provide a structured and supportive creative environment in which students are encouraged to ask questions, explore traditional and emerging technologies, engage in critical thinking, and investigate creative solutions to complex problems. We serve as advocates for the visual arts by creating original art and scholarship, by participating in art exhibitions, and by offering public lectures and presentations for the University, local, and regional communities. Art and Design Majors will communicate effectively and engage in meaningful exchanges and partnerships with individuals and organizations from cross-cultural backgrounds. Our students acquire the aesthetic judgment, art historical knowledge, technical skills, vocabulary, practicum experiences, and the professional dispositions necessary to become art educators, art historians, graphic designers, studio artists, practitioners in art-related professions, informed patrons of the arts, or to pursue further university studies. Graduates of our programs will demonstrate cultural competency and an understanding and appreciation of diversity.  Through their studies of art and history, students will be made aware of and learn to appreciate the art and cultures of people both within and beyond the Western tradition.  

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