Visual literacy is critical to understanding our increasingly complex world and its images.
Courses in the department provide a framework for the study of art through knowledge of its principles and history and through creative studio work.
Students develop critical and creative skills that prepare them for the demands of a changing marketplace.
Graduates have immediately stepped into jobs in a variety of fields, including animation, graphic design, teaching, and fashion design, and have landed many different types of positions within gallery and museum work. The Department encourages qualified students to pursue graduate study.
Graduates have gone on to degree programs in architecture, art history, art therapy, studio art, architectural preservation, and museum studies at institutions including Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Parsons, University of Virginia, Pratt, University of Chicago, George Washington University, Royal Ballard Institute of the University of London, American University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, New York University, Queens College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Fashion Institute of Technology, among others.