MISSION: The Art Department’s programs are designed to develop a broad intellectual grounding in the traditions of the visual arts through an understanding of Studio Art practice and Art History, coupled with knowledge from other disciplines. Students learn to discriminate between the processes of production, interpretation, and evaluation, and to think creatively about all aspects of artistic problem solving. Through the examination and creation of original works of Art, students learn to contextualize artworks, and understand the relationships between praxis, theory, and history.
Progresses from broad exploration of visual art toward specialization in a chosen medium.
The visual heritage of Western art and architecture, progressing from surveys (Ancient, Renaissance, American, etc.) to a substantial original research project.
Art and Technology
An interdisciplinary major shared between the Communication Arts and Art Departments that explores connections between photography, video, and computer art.
Double and self-designed majors encouraged.
Studio Art • Art History
Special minors such as Art & the Environment and Medieval & Renaissance Studies may be considered.