Imagine, Create, Transform
The College of the Arts is composed of four schools whose academic programs include the fine arts and design. Within these disciplines, students are served by course offerings and other instructional and scholarly opportunities that provide broad educational perspectives and intensive training in professional areas. The mission of the College of the Arts is to educate students to meet their individual goals as well as the aesthetic needs of society. Education at the associate, undergraduate, and graduate levels promotes the application of theoretical foundations and creative experiences through interaction with a dedicated faculty of scholars, artists, and other professionals.
Provide the highest quality education for students through faculty excellence in teaching, informed by significant research/creative/professional activity;
Provide opportunities in professional practice for faculty and students serving the region through a variety of outreach programs;
Prepare students for entry into a profession, or for specialized graduate education;
Provide continuing education for practitioners and the public;
Foster in students a conceptual framework that is congruent with the student's own philosophy as well as with the ideals of the profession; and,
Advance knowledge and enhance the quality of life through faculty research/creative/professional activity