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Art and Fashion

The Department of Art promotes the creative development of students whose interests and talents lead them toward careers in the visual arts, fashion design, and fashion merchandising while contributing to the cultural enrichment of the University community. 

The Department sponsors visiting artists, designers, and industry professionals.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Art is to prepare the next generation of professionals with marketable skills in visual and graphic art communication, fashion design and merchandising through creative projects and active engagement opportunities with professionals in the field. 

Vision Statement

The Department of Art will empower a diverse student body with knowledge, specific competencies, state-of-the-art technological and hands-on training necessary for careers in the field of visual communication and the fashion industry around the world.

Academic Programs

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art with General Studio Concentration curricula is designed to encourage intellectual development and growth as well as to develop marketable skills of students interested in preparing for work in art and arts related management and education options. Graduates of this program will have the content knowledge to pursue advanced graduate level study in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography or teaching K-12.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art with Advertising Design Concentration curricula is to prepare students intending to enter art industry to pursue careers in a wide array of visual communications areas including advertising art direction, design and illustration for digital and print products, web design, graphic design, photography, and studio production.

The minor in Art provides non-majors with the opportunity to explore artistic media, techniques and basic art concepts. Coursework can include aspects of art appreciation, aesthetics, art history and studio experience.