Our program is based in the exploration of ideas and aesthetics through traditional and experimental use of painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and new media. Students develop the power to think critically and to pursue their artistic vision in ways that will contribute to the larger community aesthetically, ethically, and spiritually. Through rigorous academic expectations and a direct mentoring environment, we aim to prepare students to perform at the highest levels in their chosen artistic direction, while maintaining the highest standards of honesty, integrity and morality.
Art History and Context
Students will examine art past and present through required on and off-campus learning experiences and locate their work within this larger context.
Students will meet the requirements for the BFA program including the BFA final project and the BFA exit portfolio and will demonstrate artistic maturity as evidenced through their final project.
Students will exhibit fundamental knowledge and skill in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and new genres.
Students will critically examine spiritual values and ethical issues relevant to art.
Students will demonstrate an awareness of and preparation for graduate studies, teaching opportunities, professional gallery work, or other art and non-art related opportunities that might incorporate collaboration in an interdisciplinary environment.