Since its beginning, the School of Art has been a center of scholarly research, creative production, and collaboration of artistic disciplines. We are devoted to a rigorous and dynamic education in which we strive to challenge our students. At the School of Art you have the unique opportunity to be surrounded by and to engage with faculty and peers of cross-disciplinary expertise, providing a depth and breadth of possible experience that is limited only by how far you want to go.
Our faculty and students work together to continually expand, develop, and understand the role of art, artists, and art scholars in a context that is both traditional and contemporary. All studio and scholarly divisions - 2D, 3D, Photography, Visual Communication, Art History, and Art and Visual Culture Education – are essential to the whole of the School, adding particular elements that serve to invigorate our mission, reputation, and spirit as we move forward into an exciting and promising future.
The School of Art is devoted to a rigorous and dynamic education in the visual arts, challenging students to think, research, produce, and teach art critically, with an awareness of historical as well as contemporary contexts.
The School of Art is committed to preparing students for careers in Studio Art, Art History, and Art and Visual Culture Education in an increasingly diverse and technological world. We extend our commitment to the university community by providing non-majors with an understanding of the vital role that the visual arts play in society through our General Education offerings. The School of Art provides distinguished undergraduate, graduate and doctoral instruction that emphasizes critical thinking in all aspects of learning, excelling in creative and scholarly research while striving to expand and diversify our curricular and program offerings.