The School of Art

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive instructional program in visual art that will develop professional artists, art historians/critics, art educators, and an informed public. Visual images are a powerful means of communication and we strive to set a high standard of literacy in this dominant cultural language. Central to this mission are opportunities to create original works, critically analyze artworks and images past and present, and research the history of art/culture and the contexts in which art is produced. Through these processes our students develop critical and creative thinking skills, cultivate an informed aesthetic, and obtain the ability to make judgment about artworks and images.