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About the Art Department

The Art Department affords a unique experience for students seeking a solid foundation in aesthetics, skill development, and understanding of the forms and history of art. The program has been designed to offer a continuity of study through structured courses in the academic tradition. The goal of the program is to support each student in the search for a personal form, the development of the capabilities to express that form, and an appreciation of art as a means of understanding the world.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students completing this program will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking in the creative process.
  • Use the language of the discipline; demonstrate to command of critical vocabulary
  • Describe the roles of creative expression in human cultures
  • Engage with the arts; integrate the arts into life. Use critical thinking in evaluating works of art in intrinsic terms, expressive content, and social context