Mission Statement

The School of Art recognizes the power of art to transform lives and communities through acts of dynamic creation, rigorous instruction, and engaged research. As we reexamine and reimagine our curriculum, we expand definitions of visual arts so as to include the widest possible range of research, pedagogy, and creative expression for all of our students. 

We believe that students are best served when excellence in the arts intersects with related disciplines across campus and in our local, national, and global communities. We provide a comprehensive and superior professional education in the study and practice of artmaking, in written and critical analyses of art, and in the development and refinement of art education practice. 

Vision Statement 

Striving for unity across our areas of expertise, School of Art faculty employ creative endeavors and innovative research to empower students to see in new ways.