Who We Are

The Art Department offers students three majors: Art History and Visual Studies, Visual Communications, and Art, which includes four different emphases: Photography, Studio Arts, and Visual Arts.

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. Ability to utilize the fundamental elements and principles of design. 
  2. Skill in the use of various traditional and experimental media employed in each discipline.  
  3. Ability to make art, design and scholarship that engages historically and culturally diverse narratives and aesthetic concepts. 
  4. Ability to explore art and design as an expression of faith. 
  5. Development of the skills, awareness and knowledge base necessary for professional work, community engagement or advanced study. 
  6. Ability to engage in evidence-based critical thinking strategies.