View information for the Department of Art , including Learning Objectives for the department and its programs.
View the degree program Roadmap, which provide recommended advising maps to complete the degree program. Please consult your academic advisor as you develop your academic plan.
Art students gain exposure to a broad spectrum of interconnected approaches to the making of art and the critical appreciation of art. Our faculty members are dedicated professional artists and scholars who bring a diverse range of experience and expertise to the classroom. Students benefit from close interaction and mentoring. The visual arts program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
The Art B.A. offers a concentration in studio. Students wishing to enter a credential program have the option to complete the Art Subject Matter Preparation Program in addition to one of the two concentrations.* Students interested in art history should explore the Art History B.A. or Art History Minor .
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the degree program leading to a Bachelor of Art in Art degree will have acheived:
- A broad understanding of major techniques, processes, and theoretical approaches to drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and new media;
- A broad critical knowledge of important cultures, movements, periods, styles, and individuals in the history of art;
- The ability to prosper creatively from critical input and exposure to varied viewpoints and backgrounds;
- The ability to progress from an idea through stages to a completed creative statement that exhibits originality, conviction, and quality;
- The ability to benefit through a professional involvement directly related to visual art; and
- The ability to value the self-enriching nature of art and to see parallel applications in other endeavors in life.