Who We Are

The Art Department offers students three majors: Art History and Visual Studies, Visual Communications, and Art, which includes four different emphases: General Art, Studio Arts, Illustration/New Pictures, and Photography/Digital Media.

Our Mission

From tactile to technical mediums, students learn the elements and principles of the visual arts and communication. Critical thinking skills are also developed, equipping graduates to view their work in a broader historical, cultural and spiritual context. Graduates of our program are prepared to begin advanced study or work professionally in art and design.

Learning Outcomes

For students both during the time in the program and after graduation, the Art Department’s goals for them include:

  1. Acquaint students with the fundamental elements and principles of the visual arts and design.
  2. Develop students’ skills in the use of various traditional and experimental forms of studio and technological media.
  3. Encourage application of skills in a manner that engages contemporary culture.
  4. Build cultural literacy through exposure to art history and critical theory.
  5. Encourage students’ exploration of the spiritual nature of art and design as an expression of their faith. The curriculum provides training in studio arts, digital media, visual communication and art history, and aims to prepare students for both professional practice and advanced study.