We are scholars, ceramicists, painters, photographers and sculptors. We are students and professionals working together to create and to understand.

We are professors and majors with a commitment to make a life in art. We are art minors who need the arts to enrich our lives. We are students taking a first class in the arts just beginning a life of discovery.

Our offerings in fine arts include art history, ceramics and sculpture, digital and traditional photography, and drawing and painting.

Our Mission

Through practice, study and research in a variety of disciplines, the Art and Art History Department fosters an appreciation of the transformative nature of art both personally and culturally. Studio and lecture courses in the visual arts and art history integrate intellectually informed, hands-on instruction with elements of creative freedom, independent thought, and critical insight.

Providing strong faculty mentorship in both traditional and contemporary methods, the Department encourages individuality and ingenuity in every student. The broader based curriculum and the rigor of concentration in a specific discipline equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to flourish beyond the undergraduate experience.