The Department of Art and Design serves the upper Midwest region as a vital resource for individuals seeking a comprehensive education in the visual arts. Recognizing diversity in the field, the department strives to tailor its programs to meet the specific needs of students pursuing careers in studio practice, art education, art history and graphic design. The department provides the setting for a rigorous investigation of visual culture in practice, theory and critical discourse. Students and faculty contribute significantly to an enhanced cultural environment on campus, in the community and across the region through ongoing scholarly research, exhibition, collaboration and creative activity. The department is committed to setting and maintaining the highest standards of achievement in the areas of academic excellence and professional practice in an atmosphere that promotes effective learning and the open exchange of ideas and information.
students participating in photo critque