The Art & Design program prepares a diverse student population to succeed in the visual arts and design. Our courses are an inherent part of a university liberal arts education. A small student to teacher ratio allows us to personally guide our students to their goals. With exhibitions and special programs that engage the community, we increase awareness that the visual arts and design are integral to every aspect of our culture and our daily lives.
One of the missions of higher education is to prepare graduates for the future. Many of the recently identified attributes for successful careers in the 21st Century are those cultivated by the visual arts and design fields. The Bachelor of Arts in Art degree offered in the Art & Design program prepares students on many levels by reinforcing and teaching critical thinking skills, synthesis, creativity, respect, and ethics. Acquiring a Bachelor of Arts in Art degree is part of the journey towards the many years necessary for proficiency in a discipline.