We see art as a necessary part of a complete life and it’s our goal to help all students develop their aesthetic awareness.

Art Mission

Art is a necessary component of a complete life; moreover, it is an essential element of a quality liberal arts education. The primary objective of the art discipline is to provide opportunities for all students to develop aesthetic awareness. The study of art and artists is a continuing search for ultimate meaning. A major in art is offered for students who possess the interest, potential and motivation for creative production. The major is preparation for graduate study, employment and lifelong learning. The Carol and Robert Bush Art Center contains the studios, classrooms, galleries and faculty offices for the art program. Three galleries, an exhibition series, the college art collection, guest artists and field trips to major art museums and exhibitions enrich the visual art program. The art major has two interrelated yet distinctive sequences of study within it: the fine art and the Graphic Design sequences. A graduate of the art program earns a Bachelor of Arts degree.