The visual arts comprise the study of the variety of means of visually expressing human thoughts, interests, attitudes, emotions, and ideas. Artists use many different media such as oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, clay, plaster and computers. Visual artists create abstract works and images of objects, people, nature, typography and events.
The Department of Art strives to instill students with a commitment to quality in the creation of art. As students achieve the necessary skills and concepts to develop a personal idiom, they are encouraged to experiment and explore a variety of points of view in creating works of art. Additionally, students develop a conceptual foundation to communicate clearly and critically about their work and the work of others; grounded in a pragmatic and practical understanding of art history and criticism.