Department of Art


The mission of the Department of Art is to promote excellence in the creation, appreciation, critical analysis, and education of art. The Department offers a distinctive blending of critical theory, contemporary practices, intellectual rigor, and spiritual perspectives through the study and practice of art disciplines, consistent with the mission and Aims of Brigham Young University and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (see Aims and Mission of BYU). The Department affirms the importance of art in life and society and acknowledges its role in facilitating understanding of the human experience. The Department believes that art can be an exploration of ideas, a dialogue with cultures and traditions both past and present, and can involve the expression, communication, and reception of spiritual insights and values.