• Trail Blazer

    By the time Casey Devaney graduated last May with concentrations in graphic design, painting and photography, several of her peers in the department were following her example.

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  • Creative Achievements

    Students in the Department of Art and Art History are producing works at all studio levels, in a wide variety of media.

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Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History provides a unique opportunity to study the visual arts and their relevance in contemporary culture within the context of a comprehensive liberal arts education. Led by dedicated and talented art professionals, our small classes foster creative and practical skills along with constructive dialogue between students and professors.

Depending on their talents and interests, students choose to major in either art history or studio art. Art history majors study the broad history of art with an emphasis on late 19th- and 20th-century American art, architecture and decorative arts and design. Studio art majors develop an understanding of the theory, practice and history of art through a concentration in one of the following areas: ceramics, graphic design, illustration, interactive media arts, painting or photography.

As one of the few exclusively undergraduate members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, our program prepares students for graduate work as well as careers as art and design professionals in classrooms, design studios, galleries and museums.