The mission of the Department of Art is to promote excellence in the
creation, understanding, appreciation of, and education in the visual arts.
Through a comprehensive curriculum in studio, graphic design, art education,
art history, and art appreciation, students are provided with the essential
elements of a visual arts education in an environment that is responsive,
critical, and challenging. Along with its primary mission to its students,
the Department contributes to the aesthetic and cultural atmosphere of the
campus, community, region, and state.