The Art degree program is designed to give students a solid background in art, design, and visual studies, as well as access to interdisciplinary experiences that cultivate creativity, community, leadership, and a commitment to sustainability and social justice.
Aligned with the University’s Institutional Learning Outcomes, we are committed to students acquisition of artistic and civic skills, and cultivating lifelong learning.
In our broad range of art and multimedia course offerings, we emphasize the artist’s ability to inspire and empower both individuals and communities. The curriculum encourages students to engage critically with their work, refine their artistic skills and craft, and engage in collaborative and community-based learning. Students are also strongly encouraged to discover diverse cultural experiences through international studies abroad.
The Art program is the beginning of a lifelong journey for visual scholars and artists wanting to be influential participants in their fields, as well as society.
The minor in Art is an excellent complement to any degree offered at the University. Students may select four courses, 16 units, from offerings in Art, Graphic Design and Art History. Learn about our Minor Requirements on our course catalog.
Our graduates successfully enter graduate programs and enjoy careers in arts education and programming, fine and commercial art, illustration, public art, and museum/gallery work.