The Art Department provides students with opportunities to study and excel in the visual arts through undergraduate areas of concentration in animation, art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, communication (graphic) design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Students have opportunities to pursue Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts graduate degrees in visual arts, art education, and art history. In addition, students can complete state-accredited art education courses, which lead to a California State secondary art teaching credential.
Bachelor of Arts Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will acquire competent knowledge and skills in various art media, concepts and methodologies.
- Students will produce a competent body of individual and collaborative work suitable for a liberal arts degree, for the local, national and global marketplace.
- Students will solve visual problems at a competent level, including understanding/application of the elements of art and principles of design.
- Students will utilize and apply critical thinking skills to communicate ideas for their intended audience at a competent level in visual, oral, and written formats.
- Students will acquire historical and contemporary knowledge of diverse cultural and aesthetic contexts, including political, visual and material culture.