The Department of Art prepares students for the real-world practice of visual art and scholarship. We unite the disciplines of fine art, design and emerging practices with art history and visual theory to equip students with an interdisciplinary approach to investigating and creating the visual world. Students become proactive members of the arts community, gain professional experiences to build their portfolio and professional resume and build life-long networks with faculty, staff, visiting artists and their peers.
Our department’s experiential learning programs provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills outside of the university setting.
Our faculty and staff work closely with students to integrate their academic and artistic practices into specialized career tracks. Faculty provide ongoing feedback and professional training to support students to meet and exceed artistic specializations within their chosen field. From curatorial management to producing artistic works, independent art to small business ownership, you'll be ready for whatever path you choose.