We believe it is essential to cultivate an environment that encourages aesthetic awareness, 历史意识, 批判性分析, and an appreciation for the role of art in a comprehensive education.
Our mission is to maintain an educational setting that fosters creativity, 分析思考, critical discourse and innovation through a commitment to the following:
Technical and conceptual proficiency in the chosen area of concentration within the Department
Technical and conceptual knowledge in the various areas of concentration within the Department
An emphasis on critical thinking and creative 生产 through the continued development of analytical, 正式的, 和概念性技能
对创造的理解, 生产, and interpretation of art across cultural and historical contexts
This mission is realized within the context of a comprehensive liberal arts university.
目标,目标, & 实践
Our goal is to provide a learning environment in each of our classes that will:
Cultivate critical inquiry, analysis and reflection.
Embrace and integrate liberal arts education.
Encourage each student’s sense of his or her individual vision and potential.
Develop effective visual, oral, and written communication skills.
Develop a working understanding of and competency with materials and techniques.
Acquire a foundation in art history and its methodologies.
Provide professional, safe, clean, and accessible facilities.
Provide initiatives and opportunities for professional practices.
Provide a network for students, faculty and alumni to engage in continuing dialogue.
Under most circumstances, 艺术 History and studio courses are open to all students. 然而, for students not majoring in 艺术 and 设计, FA 102工作室艺术基础, or FA 103 Studio 艺术 Foundations II or FA 104 Drawing I, and either AH 111 Renaissance to Modern 艺术 or AH 112 Egyptian to Medieval 艺术 are prerequisites for advanced work, unless the student receives permission from the instructor. Certain 200-level studio courses fulfill non-major 本科课程 requirements. No prerequisites are required for these courses.