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The purpose of the art program is to
  • Acquaint students with the fundamental elements and principles of the visual arts and their use in either studio arts or visual communication design;
  • To provide opportunities for the students to develop skills in the use of various traditional and experimental forms of studio practice and technological media, and the ability to apply them to art-making that engages contemporary culture and aesthetic concepts;
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop a knowledge of the historical development and cultural context of art and the capacity to think critically; and
  • To assist students in their exploration of the spiritual nature of art as an expression of their faith. The curriculum provides training in studio arts, illustration/new pictures, art history or visual communication that prepares students to pursue advanced study or begin work professionally.