The Department of Art and Design
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Assistant Professor Lori Wright, Chair
Art and Design Department Mission Statement
It is the mission of the KWU Art and Design Department to develop the student’s understanding of, and ability in, the visual arts while helping them grow as responsible members of society.
The Department of Art and Design offers majors in Visual Arts-Drawing, Visual Arts-Painting, Graphic Design, Photography, and Art Education and also offers a minor in Art. The department has a variety of courses for college students who wish to further their understanding and appreciation of art. It is the goal of the Art and Design Department to prepare students for meaningful service to society by providing the best possible learning experience in their chosen fields of study.
The Art and Design Department will fulfill the University and departmental mission by meeting the following objectives:
- Develop a strong understanding of the role of visual arts in society.
- Communicate visually and verbally in a way that reflects academic excellence.
- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of a personal spiritual life as it relates to creativity.
- Develop a style of creative expression which reflects a mature understanding of their chosen studio concentration.
A Bachelor of Arts degree may be obtained for the Visual Arts-Drawing, Visual Arts-Painting, Graphic Design, Photography, or the Art Education (PreK-12) major.